Little Mother Meg

Little Mother Meg

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  • 12-17
  • Paperback
  • PUFFIN
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0140347275
  • 9780140347272

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94 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (36)
3 36% (34)
2 3% (3)
1 1% (1)

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Little Mother Meg is the third of the Woolcot Family series by Australian novelist Ethel Turner. It is set three years after The Family at Misrule, so Meg is now 24 and married to Dr. Alan Courtney, with a baby son. There has been a complete reversal of this small family's fortunes, due to a mining failure and serious eye trouble, and they now live in a house/surgery near Misrule, struggling to make ends meet. The vehicle of choice for the Woolcots becomes a bicycle, so that by the end of the book, Pip, Nell, Bunty (John), Poppet, Peter and Essie all have one. New neighbours with unusual customs, Islander servants and a tragic secret buy the house next door and Poppet, Peter and Essie are fascinated by glimpses of children not allowed to play with them. Nell fancies herself in love with a man Bunty describes as a bounder, but retains her dignity in the face of disrespect and heartbreak. The younger children still get up to mischief; Esther still has trouble enforcing discipline; the older children are maturing and making wiser decisions. The now-promoted Major Woolcot is mostly absent from this tale. The November heatwave that sends the frailer members of the family over the mountains is told about mostly in the form of letters. Peter is now old enough to realise his debt to Judy in some tender moments at her grave. This has much of the magic and humour of the first book.show more
by Marianne Vincent
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