A Fence Around the Cuckoo
Written as vividly as any of her novels, Ruth Park's autobiography is a moving, passionate, often funny account of the people and places which influenced her early years. Her isolated childhood in the rainforests of New Zealand fed her fertile imagination; her convent education encouraged her love of words and writing, and the bitter years of the Depression exposed her to poverty and injustice.
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The story of Ruth Park's childhood years growing up in New Zealand under extremely poor conditions. She desired to become a writer from a very young age and rather than being deterred by her difficult circumstances, drew inspiration from "real life". Read full review