Bettany's Book

Bettany's Book

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by Thomas Keneally

CD-Extra Publication Date: 28/02/2019

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An enthralling novel from Thomas Keneally, set in Australia and the Sudan, and spanning the 19th and 20th centuries.

Prim, an aid-worker in the Sudan, is contacted by her sister Dimp, who is back in Australia. She has come into possession of revealing documents concerning their ancestors: transported from Manchester, their great-grandfather was the son of a convict, while their great-grandmother was not only a convict too, but Jewish.

As the story unfolds, through letters and a journal, of how John Bettany made his fortune, and of Sarah's time in the notorious Female Factory, the sisters gain new perspectives on their roots. And as Prim's travels progress, she realises that her life is paralleling the perilous paths taken by her great-grandmother, and her enthusiasms and loves as well.

A compelling portrait of the white origins of Australia, and of two adventurous, spirited young women, 150 years apart.

ISBN:
9781489487018
9781489487018
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
CD-Extra
Publication Date:
28-02-2019
Publisher:
Bolinda Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
1
Dimensions (mm):
122x132mm
Weight:
0.07kg

'Novelist of high quality and great daring ... a marvellous storyteller.' The Scotsman

'A great storyteller.' The Times

Thomas Keneally

Thomas Keneally was born in 1935 and his first novel was published in 1964. Since then he has written a considerable number of novels and non-fiction works. His novels include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Schindler's List and The People's Train.

He has won the Miles Franklin Award, the Booker Prize, the Los Angeles Times Prize, the Mondello International Prize and has been made a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library, a Fellow of the American Academy, recipient of the University of California gold medal, and is now the subject of a 55 cent Australian stamp.

He has held various academic posts in the United States, but lives in Sydney.

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