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Introduction by Phillip Adams
Neither the kitchen clock nor the figured squares of the calendar could measure our first golden summers at Mulberry Hill. They were the timeless clockless summers of a dream.
Joan Lindsay’s charming and evocative autobiography tells the story of her marriage to Sir Daryl Lindsay, of their life in Melbourne in the 1920s and ’30s, of their travels, and above all the gentle world of Mulberry Hill, a house without clocks.
Revealed in this delightful reminiscence is Lindsay’s fascination with the ambiguities of time, seen by some as the key to the mysteries of her masterpiece Picnic at Hanging Rock.
‘Sharp and witty, Joan’s biography is no less elegantly written than Picnic at Hanging Rock.’