Ma's Garden by Elsie Johnstone | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Ma's Garden

Ma's Garden

by Elsie Johnstone
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

In 1902, Christopher and Ethel Johnstone left the city with their young family to open a country newspaper and printing office.
"Ma's Garden" is a gentle tale about the first year of their new life, the people they meet, their tribulations and celebrations. This is the story of the essence of a small town, which was not so different then as it is today.
Ethel

Overview

In 1902, Christopher and Ethel Johnstone left the city with their young family to open a country newspaper and printing office.
"Ma's Garden" is a gentle tale about the first year of their new life, the people they meet, their tribulations and celebrations. This is the story of the essence of a small town, which was not so different then as it is today.
Ethel (Ma) Johnstone planted her garden on a barren block in a tiny town carved out of the Australian bush. She embarked on the project with little knowledge but with much hope and optimism for the future in her heart. Fifty years later, the seeds and plants had grown and matured and her garden had morphed into a beautiful haven.
At the same time, her husband Christopher put trust in his skills and in the future, embarking on a new business that would reward him by providing for his family for nearly six decades.
As the garden grew, so did their lives, their family and their community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780987189554
Publisher:
G. & E. Johnstone Pty Limited
Publication date:
07/25/2012
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Elsie Johnstone's first book, Our Little Town, is a snapshot of life in the Victorian fishing village of Lakes Entrance as seen through the eyes of one family across four generations.
Lover, Husband, Father, Monster, which she wrote with Graeme Johnstone, is a chilling tale of a well-meaning marriage that goes terribly wrong. Written in two voices and in two separate styles, the novel is set in Ireland.
She is a published writer of short stories, having won awards for her snapshots of life, which turn incidents and events into engaging stories.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >