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Run, Robin, Run-bookcover

By: Robin Parry

Run, Robin, Run

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“Mum always shoos us outside because we ‘need fresh air’. We get more fresh air than anyone else I know.”

The author invites us into her world where children improvised play in their neighbourhood, growing up with little adult supervision but rushing home at mealtimes. The children’s world of the ’40s and ’50s is vividly recreated in a way that is at once nostalgic, historic yet contemporary.

Run, Robin, Run depicts with humour the author’s struggle, lost in the middle of a large family with a spirit that frequently created problems for her. She was driven by a growing awareness of unfairness, injustice and defiance, tempered by the need for love. Hers is a world where the unexpected happens even on the most ordinary of days.

After a troubled childhood, leading her to drop out of school early and marry young, Robin Parry qualified as a relationship and family counsellor, later specialising in domestic violence where she worked with both male perpetrators and female victims. She is the author of journal articles and two books on this subject. Robin has four children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and she lives in Melbourne with her psychiatrist husband.

Customer Reviews
6 reviews
6 reviews
  • Annette Allen

    I read this book in one day because I couldn't put it down. Robin has written a excellent biography. It's well written, very interesting, poignant and humorous in places.. It captures so successfully what it was like growing up in the 1950s and what it was like for children in large families where everyone jostled for attention and love. Those were days when children ran free and troubles inevitably followed. I am sure many readers will be able to relate to this book. An excellent read.

  • Nathaniel

    Thrilling read all the way through. Highly recommended. Well written and captivating

  • Tali

    Great Book! Compelling, emotional and an all-around fantastic read.

  • Monique

    Brilliant book highly recommend couldn’t put it down

  • Margaret Ann

    This is a great book very easy to read and although sad in parts is filled with humour and resilliance. of a childhood in a large family in the 40s and 50s

  • Helen Parry

    I am Robin's sister Helen. I loved reading her book. Our family is different to most and reading from Robin's perspective has been enlightening, joyful and funny. I am proud to be her sister and hope this book is a real success.

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