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Poppy by Drusilla Modjeska (Hardcover, 1997)

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Poppy by Drusilla Modjeska

'I have a ring, a string of pearls, a locket and a gold heart. These I wear. The papers are piled around my desk, tied with the thread she made, along with the notebooks I kept of our conversations during that strange last summer. Through this patchy evidence I piece together the story of Poppy who was born 1924 and died in 1984, daughter of China and Jack, wife of Richard, lover of Marcus, mother of May and Phoebe and me. That is how we mark a woman, by her kin and progeny. But it doesn't tell me who she was.'

This is a story of Modjeska's mother, about women in the modern world, about mothers, daughters, husbands, lovers, work and a new life that comes with middle age.


Format: Hardback | 468 pages

Dimensions (cm): 18.5 x 12.1  x 3.9 | 478g

Publication Date: 01 Jun 1997

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia

Imprint: Macmillan

Publication City/Country: Sydney, Australia

Language: English

Edition Number: 2

ISBN10: 0732908876

ISBN13: 9780732908874


Condition: Very Good

A vintage book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minor scuff marks along the edges. The dust jacket is included and in good condition (minor scuff marks along the edges, and minor scratching). No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. Very minimal wear and tear.