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Lillipilly Hill

Lillipilly Hill: Text Classics

Eleanor Spence

  • awardCommended, Children's Book Council of Australia Awards, 1961
  • Introduction by Ursula Dubosarsky

    Lillipilly Hill is the story of Harriet Wilmot and her family, who have come to live in an inherited house in the New South Wales town of Barley Creek at the end of the nineteenth century.

    Harriet is in awe of Australia, despite the heat and unconventional schooling, and much prefers it to dreary old London. Not all of the Wilmots agree however and Harriet breaks rules and expectations in her efforts to convince her family to stay in this new and exciting land.

    Following an altercation with another boy Harriet’s brother Aidan even attempts to walk, in the middle of the night, to the harbour. Battling the kind of darkness you only get in the country and impenetrable swampland Aidan comes across a mysterious young man with a dog who will change his perspective on Australia and even life itself.

    Lillipilly Hill is a delightful coming-of-age story that is all at once sweet and adventurous, sensitive and exciting. 

    Eleanor Spence
    About the Author

    Eleanor Spence (1928-2008) was a children’s librarian and writer. Two of her titlesThe Green Laurel (1964)andThe October Child (1967)wonChildren’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year awards. She became a Member of the Order of Australia in 2006.

    Eleanor Spence wrote twenty-one books for children, predominantly stories of Australian...

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    Extent:
    256pp
    Format:
    Paperback
    Text publication date:
    25 September 2013
    First published:
    1960
    Region:
    NSW
    ISBN:
    9781922147172
    AU Price:
    $12.95
    Themes:
    Family, adventure, Australian history
    Reading age:
    10+
    Australian
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      ISBN: 9781922148247
      25 September 2013
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