Long favourites with generations of Australian readers, Ruth Park's classic Harp in the South novels have at last been brought together in one volume. The saga of the Darcy family has its beginnings in the dusty outback. After the turmoil of courtship, Hughie and Mumma move to the inner-city slums of Sydney. There grow the bittersweet first and last loves of their daughter Roie, who becomes a woman too quickly amid the brothels, the razor gangs and the tenements. Ruth Park is a classic storyteller. She writes of the Darcy family, their vitality and humour, and brings to life a community where, despite the odds, life is always exuberant and full of promise.