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Chapter 9 How does the argument between Christina and her mother highlight these differences?

Chapter 10 How are the cultural differences between Josie and Jacob highlighted here?

Chapter 11 ’...the age of innocence is gone...’ p.112 Is Josie trying to frighten her mother or is she serious?

Chapter 12 Josie shows more interest in Nonna's past. What does she learn of Nonna's early life in Australia?

Chapter 13 How does this chapter mark a change in the relationship between Josie and her father?

Chapter 14 Josie's attitude to John Barton is changing? How? To what do you attribute this change?

Chapter 15 How accurate are Lee's comments on social class? (page 44) Are her views confirmed by the novel as a whole?
 Chapter 16 What discovery does she make about life and love in this chapter?
 How are the cultural differences between Australian-Italians and other Australians depicted in the chapter?

Chapter 17 What discoveries does Josie make about Michael during their holiday in Adelaide?

Chapter 18 ‘I pictured myself with Jacob Coote for the rest of my life.’ (Page 170) What developments have occurred in her relationship with Jacob?

Chapter 19 .’...culture is nailed into you so deep you can't escape it...’ (Page 175)
How is this true for the characters in the novel as a whole?

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The argument between Christina and her mother is a direct result of her grandmother's refusal to allow her to go on a date. Christina's reaction, however, is to be rude to her mother in regard to her own date.

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