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The Resource One life : my mother's story, Kate Grenville

One life : my mother's story, Kate Grenville

Label
One life : my mother's story
Title
One life
Title remainder
my mother's story
Statement of responsibility
Kate Grenville
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nance Gee (nee. Russell) was a week short of her sixth birthday when she and Frank were roused out of bed in the dark and lifted into the buggy, squashed in with bedding, the cooking pots rattling around in the back, and her mother shouting back towards the house: "Goodbye, Rothsay, I hope I never see you again!". When Kate Grenville's mother died she left behind many fragments of memoir. These were the starting point for One Life, the story of a woman whose life spanned a century of tumult and change. In many ways Nance's story echoes that of many mothers and grandmothers, for whom the spectacular shifts of the twentieth century offered a path to new freedoms and choices. In other ways Nance was exceptional. In an era when women were expected to have no ambitions beyond the domestic, she ran successful businesses as a registered pharmacist, laid the bricks for the family home, and discovered her husband's secret life as a revolutionary. One Life is an act of great imaginative sympathy, a daughter's intimate account of the patterns in her mother's life. It is a deeply moving homage by one of Australia's finest writers
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grenville, Kate
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Russell, Nance
  • Mothers
  • Women
  • Women pharmacists
Target audience
adult
Label
One life : my mother's story, Kate Grenville
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
40641405
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
260 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781922182050
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 40641405
  • (Sirsi) 40641405
Label
One life : my mother's story, Kate Grenville
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
40641405
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
260 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781922182050
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 40641405
  • (Sirsi) 40641405

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