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Rteen year old Frank Gold refugee from wartime Hungary is learning to walk again after contracting polio in Australia At the Golden Age Children's Polio Convalescent Hospital in Perth he sees Elsa a fellow patient and they form a forbidden passionate bond The Golden Age becomes the little world that reflects the larger one where.

golden book The Golden pdf The Golden Age PDF/EPUBRteen year old Frank Gold refugee from wartime Hungary is learning to walk again after contracting polio in Australia At the Golden Age Children's Polio Convalescent Hospital in Perth he sees Elsa a fellow patient and they form a forbidden passionate bond The Golden Age becomes the little world that reflects the larger one where.

[PDF] ✈ The Golden Age ⚣ Joan London – 14th-century.co This is a story of resilience the irrepressible enduring nature of love and the fragility of life From one of Australia's most loved novelists He felt like a pirate landing on an island of little maimThis is a story of resilience the irrepressible enduring nature of love and the fragility of life From one of Australia's most loved novelists He felt like a pirate landing on an island of little maimed animals A great wave had swept them up and dumped them here All of them like him stranded wanting to go home It is 1954 and thi.

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PDF 14th century.co Ï The Golden Age Kindle ¾ The Golden PDF/EPUB or Joan London is an Australian author of short stories screenplays and novelsShe graduated from the University of Western Australia having studied English and French has taught English as a second language and is a bookseller She lives in Fremantle Western Australia with her husband GeoffJoan London was the youngest of four sisters A baby boomer she and her husband Geoff did the mandatory

10 thoughts on “The Golden Age

  1. Jill Jill says:

    PDF 14th century.co Ï The Golden Age Kindle ¾ The Golden PDF/EPUB or golden book, The Golden pdf, The Golden Age PDF/EPUBIf someone were to have told me that The Golden Age was written in 1954 – the time of its setting – I would have believed them The book has the tone of a classic with the potential of rediscovery upon future readingsThere are no bells and whistles here The writing is spare but powerful carefully calibrated to reveal but not lead the reader I often separate books into warm those that touch the heart and cool those that touch the brain On that continuum I’d place this book at “cool ish” not at all manipulative despite its themeAnd what IS the theme? In a word it’s displacement The Golden Age refers to an actual polio children’s convalescent home in Australia that existed between 1949 1959 Frank Gold no coincidence I think that his name is similar to the home is sent there just as he stands on the brink of maturity he is 13 years old There he meets Elsa also on the cusp of adulthood and according to the book jacket the


  2. Mary Mary says:

    PDF 14th century.co Ï The Golden Age Kindle ¾ The Golden PDF/EPUB or golden book, The Golden pdf, The Golden Age PDF/EPUBAt the ferry jetty he turned right into Barrack Street walked up past the Supreme Court Gardens across St Georges Terrace This was the city they’d been offered and had accepted They were safe here but even now at rush hour the wi


  3. Michael Livingston Michael Livingston says:

    PDF 14th century.co Ï The Golden Age Kindle ¾ The Golden PDF/EPUB or golden book, The Golden pdf, The Golden Age PDF/EPUBThe second last book in my uest to read the 2015 Stella Prize longlist I wasn't hugely taken by London's previous novel Gilgamesh so I wasn't super excited to tackle this Somewhat surprisingly I loved it a gorgeously written evocation of a 1950s children's polio rehabilitation centre in Perth The Golden Age has a lot to say about love family independence and coming


  4. Brenda Brenda says:

    PDF 14th century.co Ï The Golden Age Kindle ¾ The Golden PDF/EPUB or golden book, The Golden pdf, The Golden Age PDF/EPUBFrank Gold along with parents Ida and Meyer arrived from Hungary as refugees fleeing a war torn country Their original hope was to go to America but an earlier ship was leaving for Austra


  5. Jennifer (JC-S) Jennifer (JC-S) says:

    PDF 14th century.co Ï The Golden Age Kindle ¾ The Golden PDF/EPUB or golden book, The Golden pdf, The Golden Age PDF/EPUB‘Once you get used to your condition he said your imagination becomes free again’The Golden Age is set in a convalescent home for children who were victims of poliomyelitis in Perth Western Australia in the early 1950s The Golden Age Convalescent Home for Polio Children which operated in Leederville from 1949 to 1959 really existed It was once a hotel and has since been demolished This novel tells the story of a twelve year boy Frank Gold Frank and his parents Ida and Meyer were Hungarian refugees who had wanted to go to America but had reluctantly come to Australia Meyer has adapted Ida has not And when Frank contracts polio after they settle in Perth she has even less reason to be happy Ida was once a concert pianist but once Frank became ill she no longer played‘Once you have tasted meaninglessness you lose any idea of reward or punishment or conventional virtue’Frank has been moved from the adult polio hospital where he was the youngest patient to The G


  6. Carolyn Carolyn says:

    PDF 14th century.co Ï The Golden Age Kindle ¾ The Golden PDF/EPUB or golden book, The Golden pdf, The Golden Age PDF/EPUBWhat struck me most about this book is that although it is dealing with children struck down by the terrible polio epidemic of the 1950s it is a uiet and joyous story For Frank Gold recently arrived in Australia from post WWII Hungary and on the cusp of adolescence it should be a horrific time in his life But Frank is resilient and resourceful and relishes the sudden independence from his parents and the cares of the world The Golden Age the children's convalescent hospital of the title as described by London was indeed a sanctuary for the children where they could be treated as normal children and be shielded fro


  7. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    PDF 14th century.co Ï The Golden Age Kindle ¾ The Golden PDF/EPUB or golden book, The Golden pdf, The Golden Age PDF/EPUB35 The Golden Age was a real children’s polio hospital in Western Australia but London has peopled it with her own fictional cast In 1953–4 Frank Gold and Elsa Briggs polio patients aged 12 going on 13 fall in love in the most improbable of circumstances “The backs of their hands brushed as they walked side by side on their crutches Their bloodstreams recharged by exercise and fresh air they experienced a fiery burst of pleasure”Frank is much the vibrant character thanks to his family’s wartime past in Hungary and his budding vocation as a poet which was spurred on by his friendship with Sullivan a fellow inmate at his previous rehabilitation center The narrative spends time with nurses parents and other patients but keeps coming back to Frank and Elsa But Chapter 7 with Frank and his mother Ida still back in Budapest was my favoriteI was reminded of Tracy Farr’s work


  8. Amanda - Mrs B& Amanda - Mrs B& says:

    PDF 14th century.co Ï The Golden Age Kindle ¾ The Golden PDF/EPUB or golden book, The Golden pdf, The Golden Age PDF/EPUB time to time I like to read a book from my signed collection shelf These are books that are on my ‘keeps’ shelf The Golden Age is a book that has been sitting on my special ‘keeps’ book cabinet since I met the author Joan London back at a Stories on Stage author in 2015 I recall enjoying the author event given by Joan to mark the release of her much anticipated third book The Golden Age What struck me most about the author talk and the book itself was the extent of research and historical detail London included in her book It hardly comes as a surprise to me that since its release in 2014 The Golden Age has received a whole host of literary awards and it has been shortlisted for many This novel is set in my home state of Western Australian during the 1950’s and it was simply a joy to read London perfectly captures the nostalgia of Perth during this era London’s examination into the effects of polio and the narrative focus on a convalescent home for victims of


  9. Peter Devenish Peter Devenish says:

    PDF 14th century.co Ï The Golden Age Kindle ¾ The Golden PDF/EPUB or golden book, The Golden pdf, The Golden Age PDF/EPUBI seldom comment on why I rate a book probably because I'm basically lazy but I feel I must comment on this beautifully written story by the Western Australian writer Joan London It is set in a tragic time when the blight of a polio epidemic struck But it is not a tragic story rather one of love and hope love in its several forms and hope for the future varying with each character The locale I know intimately; the era is my own; and I relate to the polio epidemic personally because a life long friend who has since died was struck down at that time But I think the story holds up and is worthy of five stars regardless of my personal bias


  10. Kaylene Kaylene says:

    PDF 14th century.co Ï The Golden Age Kindle ¾ The Golden PDF/EPUB or golden book, The Golden pdf, The Golden Age PDF/EPUBMeh I'm abandoning this book half way through as it wasn't holding my interest and was a bit blah for me I kept going long after I wanted to stop as the reviews have been glowing I began to think is there something wrong with me am I not getting something here?? But it has not put me off reading any of her other books


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