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Through the lonesome dark / Paddy Richardson.

by Richardson, Paddy [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand Upstart Press 2017Description: 296 pages ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781927262986; 1927262984.Subject(s): Children -- New Zealand -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Blackball (N.Z.) -- History -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | Domestic fiction. | New Zealand fiction -- 21st century. -- 21st century.DDC classification: NZ823.2 Summary: "Blackball, West Coast, pre- World War I. Three youngsters; Pansy, Clem and Otto. Life had an idyllic surface with a far from idyllic underside for youngsters in this mining town. As a World War approaches, the harsh realities become apparent: just because you are smart and motivated there is no certainty that you can advance yourself in this world, especially if you are a girl. With a light hand on a dark time in history, Paddy Richardson navigates the territory between "Denniston Rose" and "Birdsong" with great skill. Characters you want to cry for battle on against themselves, family, society and world events"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references.

"Blackball, West Coast, pre- World War I. Three youngsters; Pansy, Clem and Otto. Life had an idyllic surface with a far from idyllic underside for youngsters in this mining town. As a World War approaches, the harsh realities become apparent: just because you are smart and motivated there is no certainty that you can advance yourself in this world, especially if you are a girl. With a light hand on a dark time in history, Paddy Richardson navigates the territory between "Denniston Rose" and "Birdsong" with great skill. Characters you want to cry for battle on against themselves, family, society and world events"--Provided by publisher.

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