Digging To Australia

Digging To Australia Jennifer is a girl on the brink of adolescence and afflicted with all the attendant muddle and confusion Her homelife is somewhat strange her father Bob insists on naked calisthenics every morning f

  • Title: Digging To Australia
  • Author: Lesley Glaister
  • ISBN: 9780747540045
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jennifer is a girl on the brink of adolescence and afflicted with all the attendant muddle and confusion Her homelife is somewhat strange her father, Bob, insists on naked calisthenics every morning for the whole family and her gray haired mother placidly goes along , she has no real friends and therefore lives in her imagination much of the time and yearns to be populJennifer is a girl on the brink of adolescence and afflicted with all the attendant muddle and confusion Her homelife is somewhat strange her father, Bob, insists on naked calisthenics every morning for the whole family and her gray haired mother placidly goes along , she has no real friends and therefore lives in her imagination much of the time and yearns to be popular, normal And then her already off center world is thrown completely topsy turvy when she learns that her supposed parents are really her grandparents, that her mother fled years ago, and that, worse yet for someone about to turn thirteen, her real birthday is now much later in the year Seeking escape both in her fantasies her favorite book has long been Alice in Wonderland and in real life through her friendship with her obsequious new schoolmate, Bronwyn, and with the sinister Johnny, who dwells in a forgotten, never consecrated church Jennifer is about to undergo her own adventures in her own wonderland, with terrifing and final consequences she cannot yet even imagine.

    One thought on “Digging To Australia”

    1. This is a superb coming of age novel. You might need to be of a certain era to appreciate it fully, but I found it so evocative. The characters are eccentric and believable. And the feel of being a teenager, when one minute you had a moment of revelation and the next, you could nt believe you got it so wrong.The school jumpers just slighly different from the ones bought from the recommended outfitters, and the little book charm on the charm bracelet!!!!A tender emotional book about relationships [...]

    2. This the tale of Jennifer whose life is turned upside down when she finds out her parents are really her Grandparents. In a fit of rebellion she bunks off school & meets the sinister Johnny, a meeting which will have serious consequences for Jennifer & her new "friend" Bronwyn. Glaister gives a dark twist to this seemingly ordinary tale & you can never be sure which way the story will go next excellent read.

    3. Oh dear, not a very edifying read. A quote on the back of my copy says that 'Glaister's novels always appear to be as efforless for her to write as they are for us to read.' Well yes, it must indeed be effortless to write a book in which characters have so little depth and the plot is so obvious. (That's a harsh comment really, writing is never effortless, but you get my point.)Jenny is twelve when she is told by her parents that they are actually her grandparents, and that her mother abandoned [...]

    4. My first Lesley G book. Beautifully done. Pervading menace from the start. The voice of 12-year-old Jennifer very well done.

    5. Digging to Australia (Lesley Glaister), 7: 13-year-old girl in 60s England around X-mas finding out family secrets & facts of life & death.

    6. Une lecture assez passionnante bien qu’oppressante et même un peu gluante. Une très belle écriture néanmoins.

    7. A truly fascinating story, full of twists and darkness. Loved it! Bought at Wellington airport when I had too much time to kill and only one bookstore to occupy me. Great find.

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