After Summer Merrily is the story of a child who was born in 1904 on a farm in Cheshire and emigrated with her family to Australia at the age of eight. She grew up in the then semi-rural areas of Osborne Park and Leederville, attended Perth Girls School, and lived through the privations and anxieties of the first World War. The story concludes with the end of childhood; her necessary entry into the workforce when her father, upon his return from the war, is unable to find work. As a detailed account of a child's life, ideas and circumstances in the early years of this century, After Summer Merrily is quite extraordinary. It is a delightful child's eye view of the summer of childhood.