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The Newspaper of Claremont Street : A Novel

Jolley, Elizabeth

Published by Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Western Australia, 1988
ISBN 10: 0909144494 / ISBN 13: 9780909144494
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Title: The Newspaper of Claremont Street : A Novel

Publisher: Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Western Australia

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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Synopsis: This is the story of an old cleaning woman, known as Weekly, or 'The Newspaper'. Unknown to the residents of Claremont Street, for whom she works, Weekly dreams of escape - escape from the parasitic demands of both her past and her present. Weekly is one of Elizabeth Jolly's major creations; one of the wiry survivors whose vulnerability is Jolley's special task of illumination. This character is perhaps the author's outstanding achievement to date, and is created with humour, sharpness, not a little sympathy, and finally, a sort of desperate calm.

About the Author: Elizabeth Jolley was born in the industrial Midlands and brought up in a half-English and three-quarters Viennese household and later in a Quaker boarding school. She went to Australia in 1959 with her husband and has written since then. She is now a part-time tutor at the Fremantle Arts Centre in Australia.

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