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a very involov ed d story. The begining was very slow. From WW1 onwards quite good.
Congratulations Judy Nunn on writing an excellent historical novel on this wonderful country...this novel should be used as a high school examination novel....it portrays the highs and lows of family life intertwined with many of the major events that Australia has endured over the last 220 years....i was always worried about Hannah's diary and whether it would last to tell the tale....i would be interested to know if the diary and story was based on a real diary....well done...it was riveting and totally enjoyable....recommend to anyone looking for a good read or history lesson on Australia....thank you
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The story is very interesting and clever. At times not put 'downable', but it lacks the class of a prize-winner.
It weaves Australian (particularly Sydney) history into a family saga.
Blasphemy may well reflect parts of society, yet authors need not succumb to it. They demonstrate disdain for some readers, by ignoring their concern over cursing and swearing. That part gives a 'good' novel a bogan feel.
The narration was really good apart from the American whine and Otto's Dutch.
If narrators cannot imitate expertly, it is best left in their own tongue.