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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Sparrows of Edward Street
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'It's 1948 and Hanora Sparrow and her teenage daughters, Aria and Rosy, have fallen on tough times. With little more than the suitcases they carry and a few pounds between them, they must move to a housing commission camp on the outskirts of Sydney.

'While the prospect of life in a ramshackle tin shed is grim, these women soon learn that they are not alone. As they befriend other camp residents such as Mr Sparkle, who's had to leave his family behind to look for work in the city, Mr Gardiner, the war hero who never recovered, and the women of the laundry circle who are the eyes and ears of the camp, the Sparrow women discover that resilience and good humour might just be their salvation.

'In The Sparrows of Edward Street, acclaimed author Elizabeth Stead uses her clear eye and sharp wit to recreate a little known corner of Australian post-war history.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: The Sparrows of Edward Street is dedicated to the survivors of a New South Wales Housing Commission Camp. Their true grit and strength in the presence of fear and hardship remains an inspiration.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording, large print

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2011 .
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      Extent: 289p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 28/03/2011
      ISBN: 9780702238758 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Laughing Loud through Tragedy Jessica Ballantine , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 -3 July 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of The Sparrows of Edward Street Elizabeth Stead , 2011 single work novel
Fiction Reviews Adair Jones , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 - 24 April 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of The Sparrows of Edward Street Elizabeth Stead , 2011 single work novel
Aria's Music Carol Middleton , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 331 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of The Sparrows of Edward Street Elizabeth Stead , 2011 single work novel
Take Three : Fiction Ian McFarlane , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 1 May 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of The Sparrows of Edward Street Elizabeth Stead , 2011 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 9 April 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of The Sparrows of Edward Street Elizabeth Stead , 2011 single work novel
Untitled Chris Harrington , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 90 no. 6 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of The Sparrows of Edward Street Elizabeth Stead , 2011 single work novel
Late Bloomer Stands in Good Stead Mandy Sayer , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 April 2011; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Sparrows of Edward Street Elizabeth Stead , 2011 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Dianne Dempsey , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 9 April 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of The Sparrows of Edward Street Elizabeth Stead , 2011 single work novel
Take Three : Fiction Ian McFarlane , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 1 May 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of The Sparrows of Edward Street Elizabeth Stead , 2011 single work novel
Aria's Music Carol Middleton , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 331 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of The Sparrows of Edward Street Elizabeth Stead , 2011 single work novel
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