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: Harp In The South (Harp in the South #2)User Review - Geoff Wooldridge - Goodreads
Ruth Park is a wonderful storyteller! The Harp In the South is set in the slums of Surry Hills, a suburb of Sydney, in the 1940s (although this is not specifically defined). The Darcy family, Irish ... Read full review
Review: Harp In The South (Harp in the South #2)User Review - Daniel Jon Kershaw - Goodreads
It grew slowly on me like barnacles on a boat, but I was in no hurry to scrap them off once they were there. 3 and a half stars. Read full review