A&R Classics, Book #0

The Pea Pickers

by Eve Langley

On Sale: 01/03/2013


About the Book

A semi-autobiographical novel set in rural Australia in the 1920s

In tHE PEA PICKERS, a novel based on Eve Langley's own experiences, Steve and Blue are two girls who, dressed as men, are taken on as itinerant workers for the farmers of Gippsland. they pack apples and pick peas. But their disguise is partial - and their quest is for love. For Blue the novel ends in marriage; but not for Steve. For her, desire is never straightforward, and love - for men, for women, for country - leaves her confused, but independent.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780732296940
  • ISBN 10: 0732296943
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 01/03/2013
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: 14.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Literature & literary studies / General


Eve Langley (1904-74) was the daughter of Arthur Alexander Langley and Mira Davidson. Eve and her younger sister, June, grew up to be lively, adventurous tomboys. When Eve was twenty and June nineteen, they set out to work as agricultural labourers, dressed in men's clothing.

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