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Aunts up the Cross

Robin Eakin

Aunts up the Cross

by Robin Eakin

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Published by Blond .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementillustrated by Dinah Dryhurst.
The Physical Object
Pagination103p.,ill.,21cm
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20895503M

- Explore unclemattsemp's board "Books About Aunts & Uncles" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Books, Christmas books for kids and Aunt pins.   Growing up in the s in a grand old home in Sydney's bohemian Kings Cross, Robin Dalton experienced a childhood of curiosity and wonder. Raised by a bevy of idiosyncratic aunts and a revolving door of unconventional houseguests, Dalton recalls a time when children had real adventures in a world not easy but perhaps less complicated than today's.

  AUNTS UP THE CROSS And in the Chapel on the Hill. “Beamish-White me a family of nasty pretenders.” Those who know the subject along with others who think my head should adorn a stake whatever the reason, won’t disagree with the writer’s self-acknowledgement of his failures and especially that of his slow wit. ["Aunts up the Cross: A vivid recollection of the author's childhood growing up in the heart of Sydney's Kings Cross in the golden years from the 20's to the 40's", "A Kingdom by the sea: An account of the author's childhood growing up near Chinaman's Beach, on Middle Harbour in Sydney"].

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Aunts Up the Cross by Robin Dalton read like historical fiction (being set in Kings Cross, Sydney between the wars) but it was in fact a memoir. Perhaps because Dalton wrote the book in the 's, and was therefore looking back on her life from a bit of a distance, there were romantic, nostalgic, story-like /5.

Steeped in nostalgia, Aunts Up the Cross is a delightfully funny memoir of family, childhood and an Australia of yesteryear.

Robin Dalton was born in Sydney, and has lived in London since She has been a television performer, an intelligence agent, a literary agent and a film producer (Madame Souzatska starring Shirley Maclaine; Oscar and /5(8).

Aunts Up the Cross is Robin Dalton's story of her childhood, a secure and magic place surrounded by eccentric aunts and uncles, and an array of guests and hangers-on - all sharing a sprawling, disorderly house in the bohemian heart of Sydney's Kings Cross.

It is a small and perfect memoir of a solitary child let loose in a house full of /5(8). Steeped in nostalgia, Aunts Up the Cross is a delightfully funny memoir of family, childhood and an Australia of yesteryear. Share this book share High resolution cover picture Preview this book books View book rights notepad.

Get this from a library. Aunts up the Cross. [Robin Dalton; Clive James] -- Growing up in the s in a grand old home in Sydney's bohemian Kings Cross, Robin Dalton experienced a childhood of curiosity and wonder.

Raised by a bevy of idiosyncratic aunts and a revolving. Aunts Up the Cross by Robin Dalton My rating: 3 of 5 stars This slim work is a collection of reminiscences of Robin Dalton’s childhood in a now-vanished Kings Cross. It’s brief, but reads entertainingly well, a collision of multiculturalism and religion with crime, the theatre and a.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: London: Anthony Blond, Ltd., With new introd. Description: xvii, pages. Book review: Aunts Up The Cross, Robin Dalton. 20 Feb, am. 3 minutes to read. The cover of Aunts Up The Cross.

Canvas. By: Book review: The Plays of Bruce Mason, John Smythe. Aunts Up the Cross is just the opposite: its only half-realised character is the author herself. If the book has a fault, that’s it. When she casually lets slip that she had read all the major novels of Merdith before she was twelve years old, you want to know everything else about her education, and there is nothing like enough about the.

So begins Robin Dalton’s Aunts Up the Cross, setting the scene for an often outrageously funny — and always delightful — memoir about her childhood in the s and ’30s. The Cross of the title is Sydney’s Kings Cross, a rather dubious area known as the city’s red-light district, but with a distinct bohemian flavour.

Aunts Up the Cross is Robin Dalton's story of her childhood, a secure and magic place surrounded by eccentric aunts and uncles, and an array of guests and hangers-on - all sharing a sprawling, disorderly house in the bohemian heart of Sydney's Kings Cross.

Book Description Viking Londonx pp, pp, b/w Illusts, very /5(). Steeped in nostalgia, Aunts Up the Cross is a delightfully funny memoir of family, childhood and an Australia of yesteryear.

Robin Dalton was born in Sydney, and has lived in London since She has been a television performer, an intelligence agent, a literary agent and a film producer (Madame Souzatska starring Shirley Maclaine; Oscar and 5/5(1). Steeped in nostalgia, Aunts Up the Cross is a delightfully funny memoir of family, childhood and an Australia of yesteryear.

Robin Dalton was born in Sydney, and has lived in London since She has been a television performer, an intelligence agent, a literary agent and a film producer (Madame Souzatska starring Shirley Maclaine; Oscar and. Growing up in the s in a grand old home in Sydney's bohemian Kings Cross, Robin Dalton experienced a childhood of curiosity and wonder.

Raised by a bevy of idiosyncratic aunts and a revolving door of unconventional houseguests, Dalton recalls a time when children had real adventures in a world not easy but perhaps less complicated than today's/5(). Robin Dalton is the author of Aunts Up the Cross ( avg rating, ratings, 25 reviews, published ), One Leg Over ( avg rating, 53 ratings, 1 /5(40).

Steeped in nostalgia, Aunts Up the Cross is a delightfully funny memoir of family, childhood and an Australia of yesteryear. Robin Dalton was born in Sydney, and has lived in London since She has been a television performer, an intelligence agent, a literary agent and a film producer (Madame Souzatska starring Shirley Maclaine; Oscar and /5(3).

Aunts Up the Cross by Robin Dalton read like historical fiction (being set in Kings Cross, Sydney between the wars) but it was in fact a s because Dalton wrote the book in the 's, and was therefore looking back on her life from a bit of a distance, there were romantic, nostalgic, story-like elements to it.

AUNTS UP THE WAZOO. As Clive James noted in his introduction, Robin Dalton's memoir Aunts Up the Cross opens with brilliant precision: Author: Susan Wyndham.

With a gentle warmth and wicked wit, Robin Dalton brings to life all the colour, glamour and charm of Australian society between the wars.

Steeped in nostalgia, Aunts Up the Cross is a delightfully funny memoir of family, childhood and an Australia of yesteryear. Robin Dalton was born in Sydney, and has lived in London since /5(1). Aunts up the Cross: A vivid recollection of the author's childhood growing up in the heart of Sydney's Kings Cross in the golden years from the 20's to the 40's.A Kingdom by the sea: An account of the author's childhood growing up near Chinaman's Beach, on Middle Harbour in Sydney/5(2).

Buy Aunts Up The Cross by Robin Eakin (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1).Growing up in the s in a grand old home in Sydney's bohemian Kings Cross, Robin Dalton experienced a childhood of curiosity and wonder.

Raised by a bevy of idiosyncratic aunts and a revolving door of unconventional houseguests, Dalton recalls a time when children had real adventures in a world not easy but perhaps less complicated than today's.

Growing up in the s in a grand old home in Sydney's bohemian Kings Cross, Robin Dalton experienced a childhood of curiosity and wonder. Raised by a bevy of idiosyncratic aunts and a revolving door of unconventional houseguests, Dalton recalls a time when children had real adventures in a world not easy but perhaps less complicated than today's.4/5(1).