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The Women in Black (Paperback)

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By Madeleine St John, Bruce Beresford (Introduction by)
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"A pocket masterpiece. A jewel."--Hilary Mantel

A classic novel about the women working in the ladies' frocks section of a department store in Sydney in the 1950s. Written by a superb novelist of contemporary manners, The Women in Black is a fairy tale that illuminates the extraordinariness of ordinary lives.


About the Author


Madeleine St John was born in Sydney. She graduated from Sydney University in 1963 and lived in London for most of the succeeding years, until her death in 2006. The Women in Black is her first novel. She also wrote A Pure Clear Light (1996), The Essence of the Thing (1997), which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and Stairway to Paradise (1999). Bruce Beresford is one of Australia's best known film and opera directors. His films include The Getting of Wisdom, Driving Miss Daisy and Breaker Morant.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781921922299
ISBN-10: 192192229X
Publisher: Text Classics
Publication Date: May 7th, 2013
Pages: 233
Language: English