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The Battlers

[PDF] The Battlers | by ☆ Kylie Tennant [PDF] The Battlers | by ☆ Kylie Tennant - The Battlers, The Battlers Snow was one of the drifters and wanderers of Australia in the s whose home was the open road Dancy a hard bitten young woman had been deserted on the track Their story and that of the motley cro

  • Title: The Battlers
  • Author: Kylie Tennant
  • ISBN: 9780207144691
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback

[PDF] The Battlers | by ☆ Kylie Tennant, The Battlers, Kylie Tennant, The Battlers Snow was one of the drifters and wanderers of Australia in the s whose home was the open road Dancy a hard bitten young woman had been deserted on the track Their story and that of the motley crowd of battlers that travelled the roads looking for work or avoiding it is told with compassion and humour in this rich human tale of life in the raw

The Battlers

[PDF] The Battlers | by ☆ Kylie Tennant [PDF] The Battlers | by ☆ Kylie Tennant - The Battlers, The Battlers Snow was one of the drifters and wanderers of Australia in the s whose home was the open road Dancy a hard bitten young woman had been deserted on the track Their story and that of the motley cro The Battlers

  • [PDF] The Battlers | by ☆ Kylie Tennant
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The Battlers

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  1. This classic of Australian literature was written in 1941 during WWII but it was based on Kylie Tennant s extraordinary research during the Depression In the introduction she explains how she wrote this novel joining unemployed itinerant workers on the road and living as they did, sharing the same awful living conditions, poor food, and prejudice from respectable people in towns It s a remarkable piece of reportage and a novel which despite its flaws can stand the test of time.To read the rest o [...]


  2. Wonderful I would have been impatient with this book as a teenager, so I m glad I ve read it now Tennant writes from her time, from the 1930s when Australia was in the grip of the worst financial depression it had ever seen, along with the rest of the world Men who could not find work in the cities took to the roads, often with their families, trying to earn money fruit picking, labouring, selling handmade things to the farmers and the rural townsfolk, collecting their dole money from the police [...]


  3. Through this the antecedents of so much of our literary canon can be traced I can see the antecedents of George Johnston and Patrick White genuinely talented authors who built on these foundations Wonderful book.


  4. What an extraordinary tale of hardship, loyalty, perseverance and hope It took me a while to get into it, the setting not being a favourite of mine, but I ended up becoming very fond of the characters, particularly the Stray The characters are wonderfully eccentric and very Australian, drifting along from town to town Battlers indeed, such a hard life on the road in the 30s, but it ended so sweetly that I closed the book greatly satisfied.




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