This new edition of Hazel Rowley’s highly acclaimed biography of Christina Stead brings to life one of the most important literary figures of her age. Christina Stead left Australia in 1928, aged twenty-six, for Europe, not to return to Australia until she was seventy-two. An intensely private person, Stead lived a life that was stormy, eccentric and brave. Stead’s fiction was large and passionate, original and challenging, as was her life. Hazel Rowley’s compelling biography is a vigorous, penetrating and sympathetic chronicle of Stead’s life and times.
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