Jill describes her life starting with her childhood in Maroubra Beach. There are some very good description of what was a typical family for the post war era. Families weren't the happy unit that we sometimes think as people lived separate lives. Alcoholism and the associated disease was rife in males and females. A living was from behind a mask.
Society was male dominated and being a woman with potential was a struggle. The culture for children was most criticism and remaining unseen. Jill was frustrated by came accept her lot typically a young marriage, 6 kids, divorce. Her potential is finally achieved later as with many women through a mature age degree.
Hypocrisy is evident with the local social climbers being revealed as communist only to take up all the advantages that a wealthy bequeath can bring.
Jill displays her theological bent throughout the book and as she builds to the climax. She does a very good job of describing religion in the Australian context without sermonising.
The book needs the services of a better proof reader as on few occasions i came to a complete stop trying to figure out sentences. It is also a little rambling toward the end.
The story is very personal which means more to the author than the reader. Every situation becomes a struggle against perceived issues with very little lightness or much humour. This took a little away from the impact of the book. It is always a balancing act. So if you want to know about post war Australia read this book.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 471 KB
- Print Length: 251 pages
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0796PWDX4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 41 customer ratings
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