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Waiting for Childhood

(1987)
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Set in and around Sydney in the years just before and the decades following WWI, it unfolds the destinies of the seven children (six girls, one boy) of Reverend William Lord and his wife, children who grow up with several strikes against them and with remarkable confidence, only to have just about everything they need or want fail them. Early on they are confronted with the hard choices of adulthood as their nest disintegrates around them. ..........

    

Used availability for Sumner Locke Elliott's Waiting for Childhood

Hardback Editions

February 1989 : UK Hardback

Title: Waiting for Childhood (New Portway Large Print Books)
Author(s): Sumner Locke Elliott
ISBN: 0-7451-7163-X / 978-0-7451-7163-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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September 1987 : USA Hardback
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Title: Waiting for Childhood
Author(s): Sumner Locke Elliott
ISBN: 0-06-015797-6 / 978-0-06-015797-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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Paperback Editions

March 1989 : UK Paperback

Title: Waiting for Childhood
Author(s): Sumner Locke Elliott
ISBN: 0-330-30368-6 / 978-0-330-30368-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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November 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Waiting for Childhood
Author(s): Sumner Locke Elliott
ISBN: 0-330-27142-3 / 978-0-330-27142-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Australia
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October 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: Waiting for Childhood: A Novel
Author(s): Sumner Locke Elliott
ISBN: 0-06-091506-4 / 978-0-06-091506-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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