Christina Stead
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Christina Stead

Christina Stead was born in 1902 in Sydney's south. After graduating from high school in 1917, she attended Sydney Teachers' College on a scholarship. She subsequently took a series of teaching and secretarial positions before traveling to London, aged twenty-six.
Stead's first books, The Salzburg Tales and Seven Poor Men of Sydney, were published in 1934 to positive reviews in England and the United States. Her fourth work, The Man Who Loved Children, has been hailed as a 'masterpiece' by Jonathan Franzen, among others. In total, Stead wrote almost twenty novels and short-story collections. Stead resettled permanently in Australia in 1974 and was the first recipient of the Patrick White Award that year.
Christina Stead died in Sydney in 1983, aged eighty. She is widely considered to be one of the most influential Australian authors of the twentieth century.

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    • The Man Who Loved Children

    • By: Christina Stead
    • Narrated by: C. M. Hebert
    • Length: 18 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    • By Kristin on 03-09-11

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    • I’m Dying Laughing

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    • Narrated by: Anna Fields
    • Length: 20 hrs and 43 mins
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