Summer at Mount Hope

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Duffy & Snellgrove, Aug 21, 2018 - Fiction - 300 pages

From the author of bestseller The Dressmaker and upcoming novel The Year of the Farmer.

Phoeba Crupp is a young woman who lives with her parents and sister on a small farm near Geelong in the 1890s. Her father is an eccentric ex-accountant who moved his family from the city in order to establish a vineyard, a decision her mother bitterly - and loudly - resents. While her sister makes a play for the local squatter's son, Phoeba is content with her best friend Harriet, until circumstances push her towards the world of men and money.

Like Ham's first novel, The Dressmaker, Summer at Mount Hope is a black comedy which also contains a more serious strand about the efforts of a woman a century ago to be free.

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User Review  - mtranter - LibraryThing

Resembalnce with pride and prejudice. Daughters to be amarried. Eligible bachelors to be found. Phoeba- main character- feminist. Lizbeth fights and squabbles. Family and farming life Tries to inject social commentary, shearer protests, depressions, sufragettes Read full review

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User Review  - siri51 - LibraryThing

Hammy's long awaited second novel - nothing like The Dressmaker - more like Australia's own Pride and Prejudice - and very funny in parts - am still chuckling about the horse with sore feet. Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Rosalie Ham worked in aged care until The Dressmaker, her first novel, became a bestseller. She now teaches literature and has published the acclaimed novels Summer At Mount Hope and There Should Be More Dancing.

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