The Harp in the South

  • by Ruth Park
  • Narrated by Kate Hood
  • 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An Australian classic, this is the story of the Darcy family who live in the Depression era tenements of Surry Hills, Sydney.
Hugh and Margaret Darcy are raising their family in Sydney amid the brothels, grog shops and run-down boarding houses of Surry Hills, where money is scarce and life is not easy. Filled with beautifully drawn characters that will make you laugh as much as cry, this Australian classic will take you straight back to the colourful slums of Sydney with convincing depth, careful detail and great heart.


What the Critics Say

"For all its faults this family is bound together by a powerful love...and while they live in one of the roughest parts of Sydney, and there is drunkenness and violence, theirs is a community which will offer friendship and compassion when it's needed." (Lisa Hill, ANZ LitLovers)


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Love it. Listened in one day. Can't wait to start poor man's orange. 10/10
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- Nikkiee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-10-2011
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd