patsy adam-smith collection
three complete & unabridged novels
Hear the Train Blow tells of Patsy's bush upbringing during the Great Depression. It was a time of exploration and discovery as her thirst for knowledge was fed through nature, books and her own intellect.
Goodbye Girlie is the sequel to Hear the Train Blow taken up at the end of the Depression. It is a story of growth through introspection and learning by mistakes. Her flight to the sanctuary of the sea produced healing and she learned to find release in expression through words.
There Was A Ship continues Patsy's development and connection to the sea. She seeks solace in solitude and the open sea and rugged Australian coastline provide it. In this third story nature and humanity come into intimate contact and captures a piece of Australian history that lives uniquely in these narratives.
297 pp - hardback - Published 2003
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