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Isn't nineteen an interesting age? It was, for Lauris Scott, in wartime Wellington. Her letters to her mother, which form the centre of this autobiography, capture the shimmering, passionate life of a nineteen-year-old.
The story begins in a Hawke's Bay childhood. Social Credit was the family creed; dramatic productions the order of the day. Leaving this close family group, the student Lauris wrote intimate letters home: friends, books, betrayals, ideals, all life's vicissitudes appear on the page with a sparkle that confirms a writer's hand. Detailed, direct and charming, this is the story of a young girl's passage into womanhood.