Lucinda Brayford

Lucinda Brayford

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Chronicles three generations of an Anglo-Australian family.

Lucinda Brayford

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The book chronicles three generations of an Anglo-Australian family around the turn of the twentieth century and contrasts both Australian and English societies. At the same time the book is a sensitive study of one woman’s life. Lucinda’s family, originally arriving in Australia in disgrace, become wealthy through farming, eventually owning a magnificent house in Toorak where the cream of Melbourne society gathers for social events. Lucinda meets Captain Hugo Brayford and they marry and leave for England where her marriage fails. A life of ease and wealth in Melbourne is replaced by hardship and austerity in wartime England. Some of the anti-authoritarianism and pacifism that emerged from Martin Boyd’s experiences in World War I can be seen in this book, considered by some to be his finest work.

Softcover, 483pgs. As new. Classic Australian work, first published 1946.

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Short Description Chronicles three generations of an Anglo-Australian family.
Weight (g) 613.0000
Author Martin Boyd
Publisher Sydney University Press
Date Published 2003
ISBN 0975086022
Size 217mm x 146mm

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