Happy Valley (novel)

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Happy Valley
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First edition
Author Patrick White
Language English
Publisher George G. Harrap and Co. (UK)
Viking Press (US)
Publication date
1939

Happy Valley is a 1939 novel by Australian author Patrick White. It won the 1941 Australian Literature Society Gold Medal.[1] White did not allow the novel to be republished in his lifetime. Not until 2012 would the book come back into print.[2] White had dedicated the novel to artist Roy De Maistre.

The book owed much to White's experiences as a jackaroo working at Adaminaby in the Snowy Mountains of Southern New South Wales.[3]

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