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The author of the book: Ethel Turner
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Edition: Puffin
Date of issue: April 1st 1995
ISBN: 0140347313
ISBN 13: 9780140347319
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 573 KB

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The Family at Misrule is the second of the Woolcot Family series by Australian novelist Ethel Turner. It is set five years after Seven Little Australians, so Meg is 21 and all the other children also five years older. Once again there are seven children, as Captain Woolcot and Esther have had a daughter, now referred to as Baby, but actually Esther (Essie), who is almost 3. Pip is at University, Meg is stepping out with Alan Courtney who is a newly qualified doctor, Nellie is 15 and impatient to be allowed more. Bunty is at school where he is called John, the former Baby (Winifred) is now called Poppet and The General, now 6, is called Peter or sometimes Rupert. Meg gets engaged, Pip almost gets engaged, Nellie succumbs to the flattery of unsuitable neighbours, Bunty runs away and the Captain and Esther go to India. This book was written in 1895 when standing in society was very important and a self-made man was held in contempt by the gentility, something that seems quite foreign in today’s Australia. This was a time when people used ink bottles, wrote letters and occasionally sent telegrams, travelled abroad by ship, to town by train and almost everywhere else on foot; people darned clothing and hosiery, boys ran away to sea as cabin boys, and Scarlet Fever was often fatal. There seemed to be quite a lot of snobbery at this time: the nouveau riche neighbours were avoided, referred to as “impossible”, and described as homely, uneducated, vulgar and pretentious. The lesson Turner conveys seems to be that association with the lower classes can lead to catching a potentially fatal communicable disease. Poppet is the stand-out favourite from my point of view. Not as good as the first in the series, but still enjoyable and imformative.


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Ebook The Family at Misrule read Online! Born in England in 1870, Ethel Turner came to Australia with her mother and sisters when she was 10 years old. She showed a great love of literature while at school and in her late teens launched a literary and social magazine in Sydney with her sister Lilian Turner. Ethel kept diaries for a remarkable 62 years, recording the details of her full and eventful life. In January 1893 she recorded in her diary, "Night started a new story that I shall call Seven Little Australians." Later that year, she finished the book, parcelled it up and sent it off to a publisher in Melbourne. Since then the book has sold over 2 million copies in the English language and has been reprinted over 50 times. It has been translated into at least 11 languages, performed as a stage play, and been made into a film, a BBC television series in 1953, and a 10-episode television series for the ABC in 1973. Ethel Turner went on to write over 40 books in her lifetime, including children's stories, short stories and poems, many of which appeared in the Town and Country journal and in the Sun Herald newspaper. Seven Little Australians has been read and loved by children all over the world, and it has been continuously in print for over 100 years. Ethel Turner died in 1958, leaving as her memorial a book that is now regarded as a classic in children's literature. Her granddaughter Philippa Poole has published a book about her grandmother entitled The Diaries of Ethel Turner.


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HARVEY

Easy to read, easy to understand!

DARCEY

The book is really worthy of the bestseller!

CALLUM

Time flew unnoticed.

ISOBEL

How many times did I read ...-not boring! )))




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