Sparrows of Edward Street, The

Sparrows of Edward Street, The
Elizabeth Stead
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IT'S 1948 AND HANORA SPARROW and her teenage daughters, Aria and Rosy, have fallen on tough times. With little more than the suitcases they carry and a few pounds between them, they must move to a housing commission camp on the outskirts of Sydney While the prospect of life in a ramshackle tin shed is grim, these women soon learn that they are not alone. As they befriend other camp residents such as Mr Sparkle, who's had to leave his family behind to look for work in the city, Mr Gardiner, the war hero who never recovered, and the women of the laundry circle who are the eyes and ears of the camp, the Sparrow women discover that resilience and good humour might just be their salvation.
'The Sparrows of Edward Street is a funny and heartbreaking novel distinguished by the voice of an assured storyteller.' - Weekend Australian. 'Stead writes with a wicked sense of humour.' - The Age. 'I haven't enjoyed a book this much in awhile.' - Sydney Morning Herald.
Elizabeth Stead is Sydney-born and is the niece of acclaimed Australian novelist Christina Stead. From childhood, Elizabeth was greatly inspired by her grandfather, David George Stead, pioneer naturalist, conservationist and storyteller. Elizabeth has published short fiction, and her two previous novels, The Fishcastle and The Different World of Fin Starling, have been published by Penguin.