Book Notes: "My Brilliant Career" by Miles Franklin

My Brilliant CareerMy Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Why do movies insist on a happy ending? Thankfully the book does not need to do so. I felt this was a combination of YA fiction, period drama, Australiana, and tragedy all in one. There are numerous references to Australiana that I must now investigate, and it was pleasant to read about fictitious towns based around Goulburn (which is 25 minutes up the Hume from where I now live). I am glad to have read this book, and Miles Franklin (albeit her pen name!) is surely one of Australia's great authors. While the who have seen the movie first (like me) will have had their imagination compromised, reading the book is still a worthy pursuit.

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