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Solid Bluestone Foundations by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Melbourne University

Solid Bluestone Foundations by Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Melbourne University

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Kathleen Fitzpatrick's 'magnificent book of memories', as Manning Clark described it, is a classic work among Australian memoirs. 'Hughenden', the seaside mansion of her grandparents, provided the 'solid bluestone foundations' of Kathleen's somewhat unsettled childhood. The puzzled observations and alert curiosity of a highly intelligent child are vividly recreated in these beautifully written recollections. They paint an evocative picture of middle-class life in Melbourne in the early years of the twentieth century. Major themes include the awakening of Kathleen's feminist consciousness, her discovery at the University of Melbourne of her true vocation as a historian, and her unhappy experiences as a 'colonial' at Oxford University.

Paperback published in 1986. Copy in GC, very light edge wear, pages lightly tanned. Handsome copy.

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NOTES ON BOOK GRADING

Brand new: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages.

Like new: A book in excellent condition. Cover is shiny and undamaged, and the dust jacket is included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins.

Very good (VGC): A book that has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no major creases or tears, and no underlining/highlighting of text or writing in the margins. May be very minimal identifying marks on the inside cover. Very minimal wear and tear.

Good (GC): A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.

Acceptable: A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover but integrity still intact. The binding may be slightly damaged but integrity is still intact. Possible writing in margins, possible underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text.


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