The Drover's Wife

why was the drover's wife interested only in reading the Young Ladies Journal?

her exitement only in this magazine

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I think that the woman's "girlish" dreams are dead. Her husband is gone for as long as 18 months and she has children to take care of. She is poor and often in desperate circumstances. The ladies magazine is fantasy for her: it provides a window into a dream that she has long given up on.