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The Resource Lilian's Story

Lilian's Story

Label
Lilian's Story
Title
Lilian's Story
Statement of responsibility
Kate Grenville
Title variation
Lilians story
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The heartwarming story of Lilian Singer, who starts life at the beginning of the twentieth century as the daughter of a prosperous middle-class Australian family and ends it as a cheerfully eccentric bag-lady living on the streets, quoting Shakespeare for a living. From Booker-shortlisted author Kate Grenville.Dazzling fiction of universal appeal' Patrick White'A work of considerable beauty and power...told with great honesty and virtuosity.' - New York Times Book ReviewThis is the story of Lilian Singer, born on 'a wild night in the year of Federation' into a stifling household which totally fails to subdue her.Madness, cruelty and sexuality permeate the household but Lilian's sights are set on education, love and - finally - her own transcendent forms of independence.Lilian Singer is, or becomes, that rare being: an eccentric true to her own self whose story reaches out to touch and delight the most discerning reader. She radiates energy and vitality through every page of this striking work. Lilian's Story is the most loved and enduring of Kate Grenville's fictional creations
Summary
Lil Singer, a large and ungainly woman and a problem child who cannot be contained, periodically escapes into a netherworld of exotic Australian flora and fauna and aboriginal remains and strives to maintain independence in a world that will rein her in
Storyline
Writing style
Award
The Australian/Vogel Literary Award, 1984.
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031210
Cataloging source
HCO
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1950-
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Grenville, Kate
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Lilian's Story
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ef37a3b0-370d-4b53-afbd-123440d7f075
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742691404
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Lilian's Story
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:ef37a3b0-370d-4b53-afbd-123440d7f075
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742691404
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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