Elianne

Elianne 1

by Judy Nunn

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 03/11/2014

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Judy Nunn has sold over one million books worldwide. Elianne, her no.1 bestseller, is a sweeping story of wealth, power, privilege and betrayal, set on a grand sugar cane plantation in Queensland.

In the tough world of Queensland sugar mills, it's not only cane that is crushed ...

In 1881 'Big Jim' Durham ruthlessly creates for Elianne Desmarais, his young French wife, the finest of the great sugar mills of the Southern Queensland cane fields, and names it in her honour.

The massive estate becomes a self-sufficient fortress and home to hundreds of workers, but 'Elianne' and the Durham Family, have dark and distant secrets; secrets that surface in the wildest of times, the 1960s.

For Kate Durham and her brothers Neil and Alan, freedom is the catchword of the decade. Rock 'n' roll, the Pill, the Vietnam War, the rise of Feminism, Asian immigration and the Freedom Ride join forces to rattle the chains of traditional values.

The workers leave the great sugar estates as mechanisation lessens the need for labour - and the Durham family, its secrets exposed, begins its fall from grace...

Judy Nunn's latest novel is a story of honour - family honour among hard men in a hard environment. But when honour is lost so too is love, and without love, what becomes of the family?
ISBN:
9781742758398
Category:
Historical fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
03-11-2014
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
480
Dimensions (mm):
194x128x31mm
Weight:
0.34kg
Judy Nunn

Judy Nunn’s career has been long, illustrious and multifaceted. After combining her internationally successful acting career with scriptwriting for television and radio, Judy decided in the 90s to turn her hand to prose.

Her first three novels, The Glitter Game, Centre Stage and Araluen, set respectively in the worlds of television, theatre and film, became instant bestsellers, and the rest is history, quite literally in fact. She has since developed a love of writing Australian historically-based fiction and her fame as a novelist has spread rapidly throughout Europe where she is published in English, German, French, Dutch, Czech and Spanish.

Her subsequent bestsellers, Kal, Beneath the Southern Cross, Territory, Pacific, Heritage, Floodtide, Maralinga, Tiger Men, Elianne and Spirits of the Ghan confirm Judy’s position as one of Australia’s leading fiction writers.

In 2015 Judy was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her "significant service to the performing arts as a scriptwriter and actor of stage and screen, and to literature as an author".

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  • FAMILY SAGA

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    Elianne by Judy Nunn was an easy read. Even reading for fun can be informative and in this case the information related to the sugar mills of Queensland. I know more now than I did before, and was entertained along the way by a good story.

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