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  • Published: 29 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780143202707
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $12.99
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Henry Handel Richardson's The Getting of Wisdom is the coming-of-age story of a spontaneous heroine who finds herself ensconced in the rigidity of a turn-of-the-century boarding school. The clever and highly imaginative Laura has difficulty fitting in with her wealthy classmates and begins to compromise her ideals in her search for popularity and acceptance.

  • Pub date: 29 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780143202707
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $12.99

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