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    • Down in the City

    • By: Elizabeth Harrower
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
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    Acclaimed-author Elizabeth Harrower's stunning debut, first published in 1957. Esther Prescott has seen little of life outside her wealthy family's Rose Bay mansion - until flashy Stan Peterson comes roaring up the drive in his huge American car and barges into her life. Within a fortnight they are living in his Kings Cross flat. Moody and erratic, proud of his well-bred wife yet bitterly resentful of her privilege, Stan is involved with his former girlfriend and a series of shady business deals.

    Regular price: $22.38

    • The Watch Tower

    • By: Elizabeth Harrower
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
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    Set in the leafy northern suburbs of Sydney during the 1940s, The Watch Tower is a novel of relentless and acute psychological power. Following their father's death, Laura and Clare are withdrawn from their elite private boarding school by their mother. As their mother slowly withdraws from them, the two are left to fend for themselves. Laura's boss, Felix, is there to help, even offering to marry Laura if she will have him. However Felix is not all that he seems, and little by little the two sisters grow complicit with his obsessions, his cruelty and his need to control.

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    • The Long Prospect

    • By: Elizabeth Harrower
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
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    Sharply observed, bitter and humorous, The Long Prospect is a story of life in an Australian industrial town. Growing up neglected in a seedy boardinghouse, 12-year-old Emily Lawrence befriends Max, a middle-aged scientist who encourages her to pursue her intellectual interests. Innocent Emily will face scandal, suburban snobbery and psychological torment. Originally published in 1958, The Long Prospect was described as second only to Patrick White's Voss in postwar Australian literature.

    Regular price: $37.30

    • The Catherine Wheel

    • By: Elizabeth Harrower
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
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    A psychological mystery filled with droll humour, brilliant language and unforgettable characters. Twenty-five-year-old Clemency James has moved from Sydney to a chilly bedsit on the other side of the world. During the day she studies for the bar by correspondence; in the evenings she gives French lessons to earn a meagre wage. When she meets Christian, a charismatic would-be actor, she can see he's trouble - not least because he's involved with an older woman who has children.

    Regular price: $37.30

    • In Certain Circles

    • By: Elizabeth Harrower
    • Narrated by: Deidre Rubenstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
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    An exploration of relationships, marriage, passion, beauty and the price of love. Zoë Howard is 17 when her brother, Russell, introduces her to Stephen Quayle. Aloof and harsh, Stephen is unlike anyone she has ever met, 'a weird, irascible character out of some dense Russian novel'. His sister, Anna, is shy and thoughtful, 'a little orphan'. Zoe and Russell, Stephen and Anna: they may come from different social worlds, but all four will spend their lives moving in and out of each other's shadow.

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    • A Few Days in the Country & Other Stories

    • By: Elizabeth Harrower
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
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    This collection of short fiction from Elizabeth Harrower features a number of previously unpublished works and 'Alice', which was published for the first time in The New Yorker in 2015. Internationally acclaimed for her five brilliant novels, Elizabeth Harrower is also the author of a small body of short fiction. A Few Days in the Country & Other Stories brings together for the first time her stories published in Australian journals in the 1960s and 1970s along with those from her archives.

    Regular price: $26.72

    • A Few Days in the Country & Other Stories

    • By: Elizabeth Harrower
    • Narrated by: Ulli Birvé
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
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    This collection of short fiction from Elizabeth Harrower features a number of previously unpublished works and 'Alice', which was published for the first time in The New Yorker in 2015. Internationally acclaimed for her five brilliant novels, Elizabeth Harrower is also the author of a small body of short fiction. A Few Days in the Country & Other Stories brings together for the first time her stories published in Australian journals in the 1960s and 1970s along with those from her archives.

    Regular price: $26.72

    • Udkigstårnet

    • By: Elizabeth Harrower
    • Narrated by: Louise Davidsen
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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    Handlingen i Udkigstårnet udspiller sig i 1940'erne i Sydney, hvor de to søstre, Laura og Clare, kaemper for at finde en ny tilvaerelse. Deres far er død og på grund af Anden Verdenskrigs udbrud er deres kolde og hjerteløse mor rejst tilbage til sit faedreland England. Laura, som er den aeldste, opgiver sine drømme og sit studie for at forsørge sig selv og Clare.

    Regular price: $15.85