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Down in the City
Author: Elizabeth Harrower

ISBN: 9781922147042
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 23 October 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9 x 2.0
Description:
Introduced by Delia Falconer.

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. Esther, innocent and desperate to please him, must endure his controlling ways.

This story of a troubled and obsessive marriage, set against the backdrop of postwar Sydney, is devastating. First published in 1957, Down in the City announced Elizabeth Harrower as a major Australian writer.

About the Author

Elizabeth Harrower was born in Sydney in 1928 but her family soon relocated to Newcastle where she lived until she was eleven. After leaving school she worked as a clerk and studied psychology. In 1951 Harrower moved to London. She travelled extensively and she began to write fiction. Her first n...

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