Book List:15 titles
  • This moving masterpiece by one of Australia’s leading novelists―now in its entirety―inaugurates Persea’s series of Elizabeth Jolley revivals. Set in 1940s wartime England, the trilogy follows young Vera, who leaves her cultivated Midlands hom...



  • A novel made up of one woman's recollections of her youth, including her time as a trainee nurse, her work in a maternity clinic and then in a girl's tyrannical boarding school, and finally her job in Glasgow, where she enters into a love affair with...



  • This first novel centres around the relationships between two women, one a mature landowner, the other younger and previously married. Set on an Australian farm with Palomino horses, the novel explores the understanding between the two women them as ...


  • A combination of Jolley's two short story collections, Five Acre Virgin and The Travelling Entertainer, these stories focus on people overcoming or being overcome by life's challenges. They are wise, funny, and often perverse works by a unique author...


  • This is the story of an old cleaning womanknown as Weekly or The Newspaper to the residents of Claremont Street for whom she workswho dreams of escape from the parasitic demands of both her past and her present. This new edition of a contemporary cla...


  • Edwin and his wife, Cecilia, are parted for a year while Cecilia pursues a medical fellowship, and Edwin soon finds his life complicated when his new neighbors--a widow and her twentyish daughter--move in uninvited...


  • A combination of Jolley's two short story collections, Five Acre Virgin and The Travelling Entertainer, these stories focus on people overcoming or being overcome by life's challenges. They are wise, funny, and often perverse works by a unique author...






  • Miss Hester Harper, middle-aged and eccentric, brings Katherine into her emotionally impoverished life. Together they sew, cook gourmet dishes for two, run the farm, make music and throw dirty dishes down the well. One night, driving along the desert...



  • Alma Porch, novelist and aspiring dramatist, is hired to teach a course in Trinity College's "Better Body Through the Arts" summer program for overweight adults. On the rundown campus in the remote Australian outback, Alma is surrounded by starving m...


  • A lonely, middle-aged Englishwoman, bound to her bedridden mother and her clerical job, becomes enthralled by her correspondence with Australian novelist Diana Hopewell and by the novel that Diana is writing in her letters...



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