Restless Dolly Maunder

Sale price$45.00
Type
Hardcover
Dimensions
h240mm x w161mm x s29mm
Weight
487g
ISBN
9781922790330
Published
July 18, 2023
Publisher
The Text Publishing Company
Number of Pages
304
Stock
In stock
About An exquisite portrait of Kate Grenville's complex, conflicted grandmother-a woman Kate feared as a child, and only came to understand in adulthood. Dolly Maunder was born at the end of the nineteenth century, when society's long-locked doors were starting to creak ajar for women. Growing up in a poor farming family in country New South Wales but clever, energetic and determined, Dolly spent her restless life pushing at those doors. Most women like her have disappeared from view, remembered only in family photo albums as remote figures in impossible clothes, or maybe for a lemon-pudding recipe handed down through the generations. Restless Dolly Maunder brings one of these women to life as someone we can recognise and whose struggles we can empathise with. In this compelling new novel, Kate Grenville uses family memories to imagine her way into the life of her grandmother. This is the story of a woman, working her way through a world of limits and obstacles, who was able-if at a cost-to make a life she could call her own. Her battles and triumphs helped to open doors for the women who came after.
'A powerful novel about a woman determined to rise above her station...It feels like a privilege to share in Grenville's indomitable grandmother's journey.

The Times