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Barra Creek

Barra Creek( )
Author: Morrissey, Di
ISBN:978-0-330-42447-9
Publication Date:Oct 2008
Publisher:Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited
Imprint:Pan
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $19.99
Book Description:

An outback family saga that is funny, poignant and completely unexpected from Australia's favourite storyteller with new novel The Last Paradise out now.Di's 12th novel opens in New Zealand in the 1960s. The Mitchell family has run a prosperous sheep farm for generations and the youngest daughter, Sally, has just turned 20. She shocks her parents by becoming involved with an older man. Scandalised, they try to pack her off to England, but Sally doesn't make it. After a wild spree in...
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Book Details
Pages:456
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Fiction / Romance / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.4 x 20 x 3.1 cm
Book Weight:0.323 Kilograms
Author Biography
Morrissey, Di (Author)
Author Di Morrissey grew up in Pittwater, Australia where she was influenced by the writers, musicians, artists and actors who lived there. Since she could not afford to go to university, she worked for the Australian Consolidated Press and trained as a journalist. She married an American diplomat and was posted in Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Indonesia and Guyana. During this time, she wrote articles and broadcast in various countries.

She published her first book, Heart of the Dreaming, in 1991. Since then, she has written fourteen novels making her Australia's most popular woman novelist. She believes the success of her novels is due to them being written about and for Australians by dealing with such themes as heritage, love of family, Australian identity, protection of the environment, and reconciliation and awareness of Aboriginal culture.

She is also a member of the National Centre for Breast Cancer's Advisory Board, a founding board member of Leadership Action Australia, a life member of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, and a Patron of Southern Cross University's Centre for Whale research. She has lived in Byron Bay for the last fifteen years.

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