|Title:||Son of Billabong (Billabong #14)|
|Publisher:||Ward, Lock & Co., Limited|
|Tags:||Australia, fiction, juvenile|
This is one of the darkest of the Billabong books, as Norah and Wally’s gaily adventurous spirits come up against real pain. . . .
In the aftermath of sending a brutal man to prison . . . Wally starts to suffer from “nerves”—in other words, depression. Norah takes him and their toddler Davy on a second honeymoon, touring rural Australia. But the wife of the imprisoned man, bitterly lonely and resentful and full of thwarted love, crosses their paths, and little Davy is too much temptation for her. . . Lindley Walter-smith, Goodreads. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Bruce, Mary Grant
Mary Grant Bruce (May 24, 1878—July 2, 1958) also known as Minnie Bruce, was an Australian children's author and journalist.
Although she wrote many books, her most famous were the Billabong series, begun when she was writing weekly stories for the children's pages of the Leader, where A Little Bush Maid first appeared in serial form. The story proved so successful that the Linton family was launched.
Although much of her work was written in England, Mary Grant Bruce's patriotism is more Australian than British. The Lintons' world, threatened from outside, withstood challenge, unchanged and untarnished. Australians, and not only children, looking at Billabong, could see themselves as they wanted to be—mates in fortune and adversity, sturdy, decent and fearless inheritors of a tough, but rewarding land.
—Australian Dictionary of Biography.
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