Elizabeth Jolley was born in Birmingham, England as Monica Elizabeth Knight in 1923. Jolley also relies on her English background, especially her work as a nurse during World War II, the subject of My Father's Moon (1989).
Elizabeth Jolley was born in Birmingham, England as Monica Elizabeth Knight in 1923. She was educated privately until age 11, when she was sent to Sibford School, a Quaker boarding school. Miss Peabody's Inheritance (1983), one of Jolley's most interesting novels, combines the Australian and British experiences as it reveals the ironic relationship between a lonely, pathetic Englishwoman and an Australian woman she thinks lives a life of adventure and glamour.
My Father's Moon book. I mean, how could you not read a book that was called that? What a title! This is the first of a series of three novels based on Jolley's life - with Cabin Fever next and The George's Wife the last one. I loved this book, but got stuck on Cabin Fever and never finished the three of them. I ought to go back to them again and start over.
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My father’s moon is the first book in Jolley’s l trilogy, the others being Cabin fever and The George’s wife. It won The Age Book of the Year Award in 1989
My father’s moon is the first book in Jolley’s l trilogy, the others being Cabin fever and The George’s wife. It won The Age Book of the Year Award in 1989. I am an Elizabeth Jolley fan – and, along with Helen Garner, another Jolley fan, I enjoy the way she repeats and revisits stories and characters from one book or story to another. In this book is the chapter, Night Runner, which was published as a short story in Meanjin in December 1983, and again in a short story anthology, Room to move, published in 1985.
Set in wartime England this novel relates the story of Vera,a nurse who has a baby and a friend Ramsden, and parents who don't understand her.
A young woman's coming-of-age in the tragic surroundings of World War II London, from the acclaimed Australian author, Elizabeth Jolley.
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Monica Elizabeth Jolley AO (4 June 1923 – 13 February 2007) was an English-born Australian writer who settled in Western Australia in the late 1950s and forged an illustrious literary career there. She was 53 when her first book was published, and she went on to publish fifteen novels (including an autobiographical trilogy), four short story collections and three non-fiction books, publishing well into her 70s and achieving significant critical acclaim.
This moving masterpiece by one of Australia’s leading novelists-now in its Persea’s series of Elizabeth Jolley revivals. Set in 1940s wartime England, the trilogy follows young Vera, who leaves her cultivated Midlands home to become a nurse in a military hospital and is catapulted into adulthood through unorthodox love entanglements with both men and women, two illegitimate children, and finally emigration to Australia, where, from her new vantage point-now a doctor and writer-she looks back on her.
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