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The Getting of Wisdom

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Bronwyn Kate

7 Hours 49 Minutes


January 2011


Audio Book Summary

The Getting of Wisdom tells the story of Laura Rambotham, a 12-year-old girl who is just starting at her boarding school. This is based on Henry Handel Richardson’s experiences of her own school, the Prebysterian Ladies College in central Melbourne. The story goes through her friends and enemies and all the life of a boarding school in early 20th century Australia, and all the subjects and learning too. Laura learns a lot but her education does not satisfy her, and her social life is thrown upon her as very different from her peers.

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  • Debbie P.

    the librovox & book title announcement at the beginning of every chapter were a little tedious to say the least. I'm not sure whether the end of the book is weak or whether it was the obviously distracted/struggling narrator that made it fizzle out in the last "pages". overall an entertaining book, and one of the few where you feel judgement for the heroine but ultimately I was rooting for her to change her ways ... but I won't say more incase I spoil it

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