Author(s): Colleen Mccullough
I wouldnÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂt walk on coals of fire for any man, but FloS SheÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs my angel puss. My child.
ItÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs 1960, and twenty-one-year-old Harriet ignores her fatherÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs warning that ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂonly fools, Bohemians and tarts live at Kings CrossÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ and moves into Mrs Delvecchio SchwartzÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs rooming house. There she learns about men, love, and tarot cards.
But it is mute four-year-old Flo who captures HarrietÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs heart, and who teaches her that protecting those you care for most can be hardest of all.
Angel Puss vividly evokes the dynamism and passions of a Kings Cross that has gone. It is also the story of womenÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs love for children, and the sacrifices a woman will make to protect and nurture a beloved child. First published 2004.