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The Resource Aunts Up the Cross

Aunts Up the Cross

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Aunts Up the Cross
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Aunts Up the Cross
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Summary
My great Aunt Juliet was knocked over and killed by a bus when she was eighty-five. The bus was travelling very slowly in the right direction and could hardly have been missed by anyone except Aunt Juliet, who must have been travelling fairly fast in the wrong direction. Growing up in the 1930s in a grand old home in Sydney's bohemian Kings Cross, Robin Dalton experienced a childhood of curiosity and wonder. Raised by a bevy of idiosyncratic aunts and a revolving door of unconventional houseguests, Dalton recalls a time when children had real adventures in a world not easy but perhaps less complicated than today's. With a gentle warmth and wicked wit, Robin Dalton brings to life all the colour, glamour and charm of Australian society between the wars. Steeped in nostalgia, Aunts Up the Cross is a delightfully funny memoir of family, childhood and an Australia of yesteryear. Robin Dalton was born in Sydney, and has lived in London since 1946. She has been a television performer, an intelligence agent, a literary agent and a film producer (Madame Souzatska starring Shirley Maclaine; Oscar and Lucinda starring Cate Blanchett), as well as an author. Her 1965 account of her childhood in Kings Cross, Aunts up the Cross remains an Australian classic. The previously unpublished My Relations will be released in 2015. 'Hysterically funny.' Jennifer Byrne 'A hugely energetic gallop, nicely complemented by Dinah Dryhurst's spikey, spirited illustrations...[Dalton] lived a technicolour, quite glorious life, which you'll enjoy being diverted by.' New Zealand Herald'A quirky and hilarious childhood memoir. I haven't laughed so much in years.' Tim Flannery, The Books We Loved 2016, Sydney Morning Herald
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  • Dalton, Robin
  • James, Clive
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dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • Nonfiction
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Aunts Up the Cross
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OVERDRIVE:b9dd8cee-4686-4271-bf0b-e09b6706a3f5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922253378
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Aunts Up the Cross
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b9dd8cee-4686-4271-bf0b-e09b6706a3f5
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922253378
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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