Author(s): Elizabeth Backhouse
Against Time And Placeis a highly imaginative and well-crafted re-creation of a family history which transcends the particular to become a fascinating microcosm of British migration and settlement in Australia. The lives of members of the Booth and Backhouse families unfold against a rich backdrop of places and events, including the coal-mines and tenant farms of Yorkshire; the First World War and the Russian Revolution; the goldrushes, pioneering the wheatbelt and small town life Western Australia; the Great Depression; the second World War and its aftermath.
1990. First edition. A fine, unmarked copy.