Owls Do Cry: Text Classics
By Janet Frame, Introduction by Margaret Drabble
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Owls Do Cry tells the story of the Withers family: Francie, who is twelve and about to start work at the woollen mills, hard drudgery sweetened with the thrill of riding a bike to
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Owls Do Cry: Text Classics
by Janet Frame
introduction by Margaret Drabble
Text Publishing
28 May 2014
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General & Literary Fiction


Winner of NZ Literary Fund Award for Achievement 1958

Author Biography

Janet Frame is one of New Zealand's greatest writers. Born in Dunedin in 1924, she published twenty-one books in her lifetime and several posthumously. Her autobiographical work An Angel at My Table was made into a film by Jane Campion in 1990. Janet Frame died in 2004.