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 - Corey Zerna - Goodreads
I'm still not entirely sure I haven't read this before - but it thoroughly deserves its place on the 10 Australian Books Before you Die list! A beautiful story - so hard to picture the Surry Hills of today as it was back then - the epitome of Australian poverty Read full review
Review: The Harp In The South (Harp in the South #2)User Review - Katie Haden - Goodreads
New favourite, in my top 5 of all time. Possibly even right up the top. Read full review