Miles Franklin Award Winner 1978: Tirra Lirra by the River


"Food and hot tea lift my spirits." So says Nora Porteous, who has returned to her family home in Australia, a “wretched and slothful old woman”. 1978; Penguin Books, 1984 Well, some might think her so. Wretched. Slothful. Old. At least, she muses that it's possible. But Nora works against