This was one of Mary Grant Bruce’s favourite books, and it is one of her best.
Although set in a Victorian seaside town, this story features a Tasmanian family. It was written while Mary stayed at Port Elliot in South Australia. The youngest boy, John, is a portrait of Mary’s son Pat. He is shown as a sensitive and brilliant child, who loves poetry and mischief in about equal proportions.
This book is under copyright owned by the Mary Grant Bruce Family Trust.
First Published in: 1925
First Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co. Limited
Places First Published: London and Melbourne