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Joan London's The Golden Age: a novel of polio and childhood

January 25th, 2015

Episode 200 of 1517 episodes

The Golden Age was the name of a real institution for children with polio, in Western Australia in the 1950s. Writer Joan London uses the real place as the setting for a series of fictional lives full of beauty, poetry, love and sadness.