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The Half-crown

The Half-crown.

by Claudia Murray (Winner of the Elsie Locke Writing Prize 2010)

Times are tough, and a half-crown is a precious find.

I could see my breath clearly in the cold Canterbury air. The frozen gravel crackled under my worn-out shoes as I walked the road that would lead me to school.

Revised edition: August 2022

Series: School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010

Learning area: English

Reading year level: 7, 8

Topics: 1930s, Elsie Locke Writing Prize, Great Depression, history, swagger

In: School Journal Part 4, Number 3, 2010

Publication date: August 2010

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