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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Hell's Only Half Full
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'Hell's Only Half Full tells the colourful story of Victorian pioneer-settler Lucy Little (Nan) through the lives of three generations of her family.

'It is essentially a gritty yet engaging story of strong, resourceful women (and fairly ineffectual men) dealing with abject poverty in an unforgiving environment.

'Born in 1893, Nan was an indomitable tyrant who had nine children, built her own house, worked into her nineties running a household and farm, and supplementing her widow's pension through her ingenuity.

'It is a story peppered with humour — beginning with the spectacle of a horse being given an enema — and spiced with drama, pathos, even fratricide.

'It is composed of many vignettes, rather than chapters, making it easy to dip in and out. Acute observations and insights combine to paint a rich portrait of a woman, a family, a community and an era.

'This little gem of a book is beautifully illustrated with Kerry Clarke's photography. ' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Nan and Mum, with admiration and love

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: National Museum of Australia Press , 2010 .
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      Extent: 239p.
      Description: illus., ports, geneal. table
      Note/s:
      • Includes reading list and glossary.

      • Publication date: October 2010.
      ISBN: 9781876944735

Works about this Work

Pick of the Week Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 February 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of Hell's Only Half Full Kerry Clarke , 2010 single work biography
Biography Christina Houen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 29 January 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Hell's Only Half Full Kerry Clarke , 2010 single work biography
A Life, Long and Hard Michael McKernan , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 October 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Hell's Only Half Full Kerry Clarke , 2010 single work biography
A Life, Long and Hard Michael McKernan , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 October 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Hell's Only Half Full Kerry Clarke , 2010 single work biography
Biography Christina Houen , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 29 January 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Hell's Only Half Full Kerry Clarke , 2010 single work biography
Pick of the Week Bruce Elder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 February 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of Hell's Only Half Full Kerry Clarke , 2010 single work biography
Last amended 2 Feb 2018 11:56:22
Subjects:
  • Yarrawonga, Yarrawonga area, Yarrawonga - Cobram - Nathalia area, Northern Victoria, Victoria,
  • 1800-1899
  • 1900-1999
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