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About the Author
Ian Townsend is a journalist who worked for many year with ABC Radio National. He has won four national Eureka Prizes for science and medical journalism, and an Australian Human Rights Award for journalism. His first novel, Affection, based on the 1900 plague outbreak, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book, the Colin Roderick Award, the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, the National Year of Reading, and was long-listed for the Dublin IMPAC award. His second novel, The Devil's Eye, was long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award. He lives in Brisbane with his wife, Kirsten MacGregor, and their three daughters. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- File Size : 653 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 320 pages
- Publisher : 4th Estate (1 February 2010)
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B003A2C2VA
- Best Sellers Rank: 342,770 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Interesting historical novelReviewed in the United States on 23 March 2018
I liked the tension that dealing with the plague produced in Townsville, and the fact it was based on true events.
An Unusal Topic that is Well WrittenReviewed in the United States on 24 October 2015
I enjoyed this story because it was not a typical plot. The characters faced obstacles that are not generally faced in most lives.
Good historical novel.Reviewed in the United States on 30 March 2014
A very interesting and well written novel. It provides an insight into life in North Queensland at the turn of the last century.
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Very good book - quirky characters and a healthy dose of dry humourReviewed in the United States on 27 October 2015
Very good book - quirky characters and a healthy dose of dry humour