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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
Title variation
One life
Title variation remainder
my mothers story
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nance 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. This work is an act of great imaginative sympathy, Grenville's intimate account of the patterns in her mother's life. It is a deeply moving homage by one of Australia's finest writers
Summary
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
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446611
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
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Grenville, Kate
Dewey number
306.8743092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Grenville, Kate
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True
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  • Gee, Nance
  • Grenville, Kate
  • Gee, Nance
  • Pharmacists
  • Women
  • Women authors, Australian
  • Mothers
  • Women pharmacists
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
my mother's story
Label
One life : my mother's story, Kate Grenville
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Control code
000053902499
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
260 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781922182050
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, facsimilies, genealogical table
Label
One life : my mother's story, Kate Grenville
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Control code
000053902499
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
260 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781922182050
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, facsimilies, genealogical table

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