Summer at Mount Hope

Summer at Mount Hope

Book - 2005
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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. Summer at Mount Hope has a lot of the black comedy of Ham's first novel, The Dressmaker, but also contains a more serious strand about the efforts of a woman a century ago to be free.
Publisher: Potts Point, N.S.W. : Duffy & Snellgrove, 2005.
ISBN: 9780975192160
Branch Call Number: FIC HAM
Characteristics: 296 p. ; 24 cm.


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Jan 23, 2016

I loved this book. Set in a small rural community in Victoria in the late 1890s. The depression has hit and times are tough. The main character, Phoeba, is a fantastic, strong young woman who knows her mind and is determined to make a life for herself and not be a slave to the convention of the times.


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