In a new rendering of the Australian classic, The Getting of Wisdom, School Days of a Methodist Lady is a universal story about school, growing up and the tender milestones that see us entering adulthood. It will appeal to adult and young adult readers, highlighting how school education has changed over the last fifty years and those things that remain the same. Its anecdotal descriptions of public and private school education in the 1950s and ‛60s make it a valuable contribution to the cultural and social history of schooling in Australia.
‘A meticulously documented and touching memoir of a sensitive and creative schoolgirl at boarding school in the early 1960s – a place where she was often cold, hungry and sad, but also a place of astonishing discovery, both of herself and the big world beyond her own.’
– Ursula Dubosarky, award-winning fiction and non-fiction writer for young adults and children.