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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 At Ardilla
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When her father invites a family of strangers along on their usual summer holiday at Ardilla, Jen feels that the magic of the house is threatened, and she must come to terms with her unhapppiness and confusion as she leaves her childhood rituals behind.

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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Also published in Denmark in 1993.
    • Norwood, Norwood, Payneham & St Peters area, Adelaide - North / North East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 1991 .
      Extent: 131p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 1862910626
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Heinemann ,
      1991 .
      Extent: 131p.
      ISBN: 0434959863
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Mammoth ,
      1993 .
      Extent: 130p.
      ISBN: 0749708352
    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2001 .
      Extent: 1v.p.
      ISBN: 014131267X

Works about this Work

The People: Family Life Versus Individualism John Foster , Maureen Nimon , E. J. Finnis , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 121-136)
Gillian Rubinstein and Her Women Barbara Minchinton , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August-December vol. 5 no. 2-3 1994; (p. 113-124)
Minchinton examines the stereotyped portrayals of women (particularly mothers) and girls in Rubinstein's novels and questions if perhaps her representations stem from Rubinstein's own childhood experiences of abandonment, grief and loss. In particular, Minchinton addresses Rubinstein's idealised 'earth Mother' as a counterpoint to the harshly portrayed 'working' and 'absent' mothers and asks a pertinent question: ' where does the story end and the personal pain begin?' (113). Minchinton observes a slight progression in Rubinstein's body of work towards a more rounded representation of womanhood and female sexuality, however overall, she argues that Rubinstein's characters '...may as well be heroes [as] they are not specifically female at all' (122).
Defining experience' 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Growing Point , April no. 30 1992; (p. 5660-5661)

— Review of At Ardilla Gillian Rubinstein , 1991 single work novel
'Annual awards of the Children's Book Council: Judges' report' 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 July 1992; (p. C11)

— Review of At Ardilla Gillian Rubinstein , 1991 single work novel
Untitled Jenni Connor , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 6 no. 2 1991; (p. 34)

— Review of At Ardilla Gillian Rubinstein , 1991 single work novel
Untitled Helen Woodall , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 3 1991; (p. 31)

— Review of At Ardilla Gillian Rubinstein , 1991 single work novel
Untitled Jenni Connor , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 6 no. 2 1991; (p. 34)

— Review of At Ardilla Gillian Rubinstein , 1991 single work novel
Insights into Growing Pains Robin Morrow , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 March 1991; (p. rev 4)

— Review of Dodger Libby Gleeson , 1990 single work children's fiction ; At Ardilla Gillian Rubinstein , 1991 single work novel
Deceptively Simple from Gillian Rubinstein Frances Kelly , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 March 1991; (p. 13)

— Review of At Ardilla Gillian Rubinstein , 1991 single work novel
Elegy for the Golden Days Moira Robinson , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , June vol. 3 no. 2 1991; (p. 23-24)

— Review of At Ardilla Gillian Rubinstein , 1991 single work novel
The People: Family Life Versus Individualism John Foster , Maureen Nimon , E. J. Finnis , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Children's Literature : An Exploration of Genre and Theme 1995; (p. 121-136)
Gillian Rubinstein and Her Women Barbara Minchinton , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August-December vol. 5 no. 2-3 1994; (p. 113-124)
Minchinton examines the stereotyped portrayals of women (particularly mothers) and girls in Rubinstein's novels and questions if perhaps her representations stem from Rubinstein's own childhood experiences of abandonment, grief and loss. In particular, Minchinton addresses Rubinstein's idealised 'earth Mother' as a counterpoint to the harshly portrayed 'working' and 'absent' mothers and asks a pertinent question: ' where does the story end and the personal pain begin?' (113). Minchinton observes a slight progression in Rubinstein's body of work towards a more rounded representation of womanhood and female sexuality, however overall, she argues that Rubinstein's characters '...may as well be heroes [as] they are not specifically female at all' (122).
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