Jarulan by the River

Product Number: EB00769553
Released: Oct 02, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781460707784
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Description

'A sprawling and surprising story of love, grief, loss and change that crosses generations and continents' - Kate Forsyth Matthew Fenchurch, patriarch and landowner of the northern NSW property Jarulan, lives in a grand decaying folly, invaded by ghosts and the local fauna. His wife is dead, one son has fallen on a battlefield in France, and another lives in exile as a remittance man on a marae in New Zealand. His only company are the farmhands, an old family servant and a part-time laundry maid with dreams above her station.--?xml:namespace prefix = o /--Epic, sensuous, brimming with wildlife, love, beauty, babies, ill deeds, revenge, and unions - illicit and condoned - Author's note: 'Jarulan' is an Alawa (Roper River, Northern Territory) word for fires started by raptors. These large birds have been observed for hundreds of years dropping burning sticks in grassland and then waiting for the fire to take hold to drive out prey, which they then swoop upon. This description is inspired by a passage in the 1962 book,

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Author(s): Lily Woodhouse
Original Publish Date: Jul 01, 2017

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