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Price:AUD$15.00 (about USD$10.10)
Item ID:MA00-11334
Publisher:Fremantle Arts Centre Press, WA, 1993
Binding:Paper Back
Condition:Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1993, Paper Back, Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket, First

159pp; illustrations. In The Way It Was, Joyce Shiner engagingly recreates her experiences as a young woman from the late 1930s to the end of the Second World War. After several years of living independently of her own rural family, Joyce Shiner married and returned to the land as her husband Ely pursued his work, first at Benger, then at Bakers Hill.A keen observer of both character and incident, Joyce Shiner builds up a richly textured account of what life was like during the Second World War for a family struggling to get established on the land. Farm work, housework, war work, war news, childbirth, child rearing, neighbours, being a farming wife: all these are affectionately recounted against a backdrop of broader historical issues of the period.Humourous and warm in its approach, generous in its sympathies, The Way It Was gives voice to the still largely unheard experiences of women on the land.; 205 x 140mm
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