Missus takes us behind the lives of Hughie and Mumma, out of the gritty realism of inner city slum life and into the past of the stations, the bush and the country towns. We meet them as they were in the early 1920s, drifter Hugh Darcy, the unwilling hero who sweeps the dreamily innocent Margaret Kilker off her feet. Ruth Park richly creates the turmoil of those early days of their courtship in the dusty outback, filled with beautifully drawn characters that will make you laugh as much as cry. Ruth Park’s Australian classics take you from the barren landscapes of the outback to the colourful slums of Sydney with convincing depth, careful detail and great heart.
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Ruth Park was a New Zealand-born Australian author. Her best known works are the novels The Harp in the South (1948) and Playing Beatie Bow (1980), and the children's radio serial The Muddle-Headed Wombat (1951–1970), which also spawned a book series.
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Book Description Penguin Books, Victoria, Australia, 1988. Soft Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. The first book in the continuing story about the Darcys of Number Twelve-and-a-half Plymouth Street, Surry Hills. 'Mussus' takes us behind the lives of Hughie and Mumma, out of the gritty realism of inner city slum life and into the past of the stations, the bush and the country towns. We meet them as they were in the early 1920s and Ruth Park richly creates the turmoil of those early days of their courship - in the dusty outback. Size: 4.5 X 7 " 247 Pgs. Bookseller Inventory # 115230
Book Description Penguin Books, Ringwood, VIC, Australia, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Not Applicable. Reprint. Paperback, reprint, gms, 247 pages. Missus is the first book in the best-selling "Harp in the South" trilogy. Book is in good condition with moderate age-related general wear and tear and moderate to heavy page discolouration/spotting throughout. There is a small stamp from a previous owner on the inside front page and a very very small sticker tear on the front cover, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # AUSFIC316
Book Description Penguin Books, 1988. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP37823557
Book Description Penguin, Australia, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Reprint. Some slight wear cover edges, owners name front endpaper, slight curving to rear-half of book due to storage, otherwise clean and tight. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 017578
Book Description London, United Kingdom: Penguin Books, Limited, 1987. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. cover has light wear slight chip a little foxing to compressed page edges storagesouth4higher. Bookseller Inventory # 0101201201
Book Description Penguin, Australia, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Reprint. 247 pages. A clean straight book. Scan available. Bookseller Inventory # 015060
Book Description Penguin Australia, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good. Bookseller Inventory # HH-244-83-2615102
Book Description Penguin USA (P), 1987. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140089431-3