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One Life

(2015)
My Mother's Story
A non fiction book by

 
 
Nance was a week short of her sixth birthday when she and Frank were roused out of bed in the dark and lifted into the buggy, squashed in with bedding, the cooking pots rattling around in the back, and her mother shouting back towards the house, "Good-bye, Rothsay, I hope I never see you again!"

When Kate Grenville's mother died, she left behind many fragments of memoir. These were the starting point for One Life, the story of a woman whose life spanned a century of tumult and change. In many ways Nance's story echoes that of many mothers and grandmothers for whom the spectacular shifts of the 20th century offered a path to new freedoms and choices.

In other ways Nance was exceptional. In an era when women were expected to have no ambitions beyond the domestic, she ran successful businesses as a registered pharmacist, laid the bricks for the family home, and discovered her husband's secret life as a revolutionary.



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Hardback Editions

May 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: One Life: My Mother's Story
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-78211-685-0 / 978-1-78211-685-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: One Life: My Mother's Story
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-78211-687-7 / 978-1-78211-687-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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Audio Editions

November 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: One Life: My Mother's Story
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-4890-2009-8 / 978-1-4890-2009-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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November 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: One Life: My Mother's Story
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-4890-2011-X / 978-1-4890-2011-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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November 2015 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: One Life: My Mother's Story
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-4890-2010-1 / 978-1-4890-2010-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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April 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: One Life: My Mother's Story
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-4862-8641-0 / 978-1-4862-8641-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: ABC Audio
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April 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: One Life: My Mother's Story
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-4862-8642-9 / 978-1-4862-8642-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: ABC Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: One Life: My Mother's Story
Author(s): Kate Grenville
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


March 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: One Life: My Mother's Story
Author(s): Kate Grenville
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: One Life: My Mother's Story
Author(s): Kate Grenville
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2015 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: One Life: My Mother's Story
Author(s): Kate Grenville
Publisher: Text Publishing
Availability: Amazon AU