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Author Boyd, Martin, 1893-1972.

Title The cardboard crown / by Martin Boyd ; [introduction by Brenda Niall]
Published Melbourne : Text Publishing Company, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (263 pages .)
Series Text classics
Text classics.
Summary "This remarkable novel, first published to a chorus of acclaim in 1952, is one of the lost classics of Australian literature. Martin Boyd is a deeply humane novelist, a writer of family sagas without peer. Set in Australia and England in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, The Cardboard Crown presents an unforgettable portrait of an upper middle-class family who love both countries but are not quite at home in either. At the centre of this scintillating and immensely readable novel is Alice Verso, whose unexpected marriage to Austin Langton not only brings financial stability to the Langtons but founds an Anglo-Australian dynasty. But when her grandson finds her diaries and begins to uncover her story he chances on an intricate web of deception and reveals the complex fate of his family over three generations"--Publisher's website
Notes Novel
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Subject Classical fiction.
Genre/Form Classical fiction
Form Electronic book
Author Niall, Brenda.
ISBN 1921961716 (electronic bk.)
9781921961717 (electronic bk.)