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well used & well read paperback.... CREASES ON THE SPINE and marks on front cover

Young man tries to cure friend's wife of her dipsomania. A tale of Australia in 1831.Under Capricorn is a 1937 historical novel by Helen Simpson. The story is set in Sydney in the then colony of New South Wales in the 1830s, at the time when many of the convicts had completed their sentences and were becoming prosperous citizens in a new country. The streets, the sounds, the smells, the convict gangs, the English officials and their wives, the rum traders, speculators and adventurers are realistically described.

Under Capricorn

  • Helen Simpson
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