Two very different stories, each set in the Australia of the 1950’s…
The first, ‘Love Denied’, tells the story of a thirty-one-year-old music teacher named Elizabeth, whose love life stands to be derailed yet again by her selfish, manipulative mother.
The second, ‘Charlotte’s Lance and the Round Fable’, spotlights the conflict arising from Charlotte’s devotion to her new boyfriend, Lance, a fervent environmentalist, and her loyalty to her father — inevitably, of course, a wealthy property developer.
Published previously as separate volumes, both tales provide an engaging, nostalgic look at the lives and mindsets of denizens of that bygone era.
Margaret Lynette Sharp
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