y Elyne Mitchell : A Daughter Remembers single work   biography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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' In 1958, Elyne Mitchell′s The Silver Brumby was published to acclaim and quickly became a much-loved classic of Australian children′s literature. Now, for the centenary of Elyne′s birth, her daughter Honor Auchinleck tells the story of the exceptional woman, and mother, behind the mask of the famous author. Writer, daughter of a Great War hero, wife of a politician and Changi survivor, champion skier and passionate environmentalist, Elyne Mitchell led a life of accomplishment and privilege. But strong undercurrents of discord and misunderstanding flowed beneath the enchanted surface, and Elyne, just like her Silver Brumby, longed for the refuge of her own Secret Valley. In this poignant memoir Honor Auchinleck remembers her extraordinary upbringing in the Australian Alps and pays tribute to her remarkable family, and in particular her adored - and elusive - mother.' Source: Libraries Australia.

Notes

  • Epigraph:

    When you set out on your journey to Ithaca,

    pray that the road is long,

    full of adventure, full of knowledge.


    -Constatine P. Cavafy, 'Ithaca'

  • Dedication: To Mark, Sarah and James with love and gratitude.
  • Other formats: Also e-book; large print

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2012 .
      Extent: xi, 320pp.
      Description: [16] p. of plates : illus., ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references.
      ISBN: 9780732293499 (pbk.), 9780730495314 (ebook)

Works about this Work

Elyne Mitchell : A Daughter Remembers Honor Auchinleck , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Scope , September vol. 58 no. 8 2012; (p. 6)
Non Fiction Julie Thomson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 - 18 November 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Elyne Mitchell : A Daughter Remembers Honor Auchinleck 2012 single work biography
Brumby Rides On Mark Thomas , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 December 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of The Silver Brumby Centenary Edition Elyne Mitchell 2012 selected work novel ; Elyne Mitchell : A Daughter Remembers Honor Auchinleck 2012 single work biography ; On the Trail of the Silver Brumby HarperCollins 2012 selected work prose
Non Fiction Julie Thomson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 - 18 November 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Elyne Mitchell : A Daughter Remembers Honor Auchinleck 2012 single work biography
Brumby Rides On Mark Thomas , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 December 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of The Silver Brumby Centenary Edition Elyne Mitchell 2012 selected work novel ; Elyne Mitchell : A Daughter Remembers Honor Auchinleck 2012 single work biography ; On the Trail of the Silver Brumby HarperCollins 2012 selected work prose
Elyne Mitchell : A Daughter Remembers Honor Auchinleck , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Scope , September vol. 58 no. 8 2012; (p. 6)
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