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Little Hotel/Stead, Christi/Paper/1920688137/S029-E
The Hotel Swiss-Touring is the refuge for a group of cosmopolitan characters who come together in Switzerland after the Second World War. Their object is to conceal themselves from money-hungry governments and hostile master races. But their common purpose doesn't prevent a microcosm of jealousies, spitefulness, vindictiveness and mistrust from developing among the small group, all under the relentless eye of Madame Bonnard.
This is an Australian classic repackaged in a new, attractive format.
Christina Stead was born in New South Wales in 1902. Much of her life is recounted in her novels, including Seven Poor Men of Sydney, The Man Who Loved Children and For Love Alone. The Little Hotel was first published in 1947. Christina Stead died in Sydney in 1983.