The Washerwoman's Dream: The Extraordinary Life Of Winifred Steger 1882 - 1981

The Washerwoman's Dream: The Extraordinary Life Of Winifred Steger 1882 - 1981 by Hilarie Lindsay


ISBN
9780731810925
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
352

This is the remarkable story of an extraordinary life.

Winifred Steger was born in England in 1882. To break the cycle of poverty her father takes part in a land grab and books a passage for his family to head for Australia, work the land and strike it rich.

Arriving in Australia, Winifred and her father find that their land grant is covered with a prison of prickly pear and is worthless. Faced again with poverty, endless backbreaking work and isolation in an unfamiliar country, Winifred's father spirals into depression and alcoholism, leaving Winifred emotionally alone.

From skivvy in a bawdy house to a loveless marriage, Winifred battles almost insurmountable odds to maintain her dignity and sanity, finding solace as she creates fictitious scenarios to ease her hardship.

At the age of twenty-six, she is forced to abandon her four small children. Finding work in a hotel bar, she meets and falls in love with an Indian man, Ali, who treats Winifred with respect and decency. She bears him three children and the small family travels to outback Australia where they run a camel line. A new phase begins in Winifred's life, taking her to places and meeting people she has only ever dreamed of.

'The Washerwoman's Dream' is an epic story that could easily be the stuff of fiction. Hilarie Lindsay has meticulously researched and reconstructed Winifred's life through her memoirs, newspaper articles, short stories, letters and 14 unpublished novels. This is an account of the amazing life of a forgotten Australian writer and a woman with an indomitable spirit.
29.99


This product is unable to be ordered online. Please check in-store availability.
Enter your Postcode or Suburb to view availability and delivery times.

Other Titles by Hilarie Lindsay

The Washerwomans Dream
34.99
34.99
_% Off

You might also like

Everything I Know About Love
22.99
17.99
22% Off
Wifedom
36.99
29.99
19% Off
Im Liz Hayes A Memoir
39.99
39.99
_% Off
Dear Dolly
22.99
22.99
_% Off
Banjo Paterson
49.99
49.99
_% Off
Knife
36.99
36.99
_% Off
Line In The Sand
36.99
29.99
19% Off
Stephen King
55.00
55.00
_% Off
Ian Fleming
42.99
42.99
_% Off
The Glass Castle
22.99
22.99
_% Off
Popular Penguins Going Solo
14.99
14.99
_% Off

RRP refers to the Recommended Retail Price as set out by the original publisher at time of release.
The RRP set by overseas publishers may vary to those set by local publishers due to exchange rates and shipping costs.
Due to our competitive pricing, we may have not sold all products at their original RRP.