T here’s not much that Kate Mulvany doesn’t know about author Ruth Park and her Harp in the Southtrilogy. Mention any character or incident from any of the three novels and she will instantly know the reference, in minute detail, and have something wonderful to say about it.

“I think I know them off by heart, down to the page number,” she says with a laugh. “It’s a pretty big tome but worth it,...

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