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Mermaid singing ; Peel me a lotus

Clift, Charmian, 1923-19692001
These two classic travel works by Charmian Clift describing the life she and her Australian family led in Greece in the 1950's are re-released here in one volume to coincide with the publication of Nadia Wheatley's landmark biography of Charmian. In Mermaid Singing - written during the first miraculous year of discovery - she records the family's adaptation to the primitive sponge-diving island of Kalymnos. Peel Me a Lotus continues the exploration as Clift and Johnson buy a house on the island of Hydra, in the middle of the summer tourist trail. Clift's writing about Greece was undervalued at the time of first publication, because she wrote from a women's point of view and recorded the intimate details of daily life. It is exactly this quality which enables this classic to appeal to a new generation of readers.
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Pymble, N.S.W. : HarperCollins, 2001.©2001
422 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Mermaid singing :First published: 1956.Peel me a lotus: First published: 1959.
0732268869 (pbk)9780732268862 (pbk)9780732268862 (paperback)
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryCountries949.5807 CLIAvailable
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