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Born in New Zealand, Ruth Park came to Australia in 1942 to continue her career as a journalist. She married the writer D'Arcy Niland and travelled with him through the north-west of New South Wales before settling in Sydney where she became a full-time writer.

She has written over fifty books, and her many awards include the prestigious Miles Franklin Award for Swords and Crowns and Rings; the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (USA) for Playing Beatie Bow and The Age Book of the Year Award for A Fence Around the Cuckoo.

She was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1987 and in 1994 was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of New South Wales. Ruth Park passed away in December 2010.

Books by Ruth Park

Playing Beatie Bow
The Harp in the South: Penguin Australian Classics
Playing Beatie Bow: Australian Children's Classics
Swords and Crowns and Rings: Text Classics
Playing Beatie Bow Popular Penguin
The Harp in the South Trilogy
Playing Beatie Bow: Popular Penguins
The Harp in the South: Popular Penguins
The Harp in the South Trilogy PMC
My Sister Sif
Fishing in the Styx ePub
Power of Roses
A Fence Around the Cuckoo
Fence Around The Cuckoo
The Frost & the Fire