The Harp in the South: Popular Penguins
Ruth Park's classic novel The Harp in the South is one of Australia's greatest novels. Hugh and Margaret Darcy are raising their family in Sydney amid the brothels, grog shops and run-down boarding houses of Surry Hills, where money is scarce and life is not easy.
Filled with beautifully drawn characters that will make you laugh as much as cry, this Australian classic will take you straight back to the colourful slums of Sydney with convincing depth, careful detail and great heart.
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Review: The Harp In The South (Harp in the South #2)User Review - Katharina - Goodreads
Ruth Park painted a good picture of life in Plymouth Sreet, Surry Hill, Sydney. The DArcy family's life and its upe and downs of their two daughters and their drunk father.Happy ending and all but not really that gripping. Read full review
Review: The Harp In The South (Harp in the South #2)User Review - Jo Case - Goodreads
It's amazing to think that this treasured Australian classic began life on a whim, when Ruth Park decided to enter the 'novel' component of the Sydney Morning Herald's inaugural writing competition ... Read full review