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Judy Nunn has sold over one million books worldwide. Elianne, her new 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, an English soldier of fortune and profiteer, 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, a cane-consuming monster and home to hundreds of workers, but ‘Elianne' and its masters, the Durham Family, have dark and distant secrets; secrets that surface in the wildest and most inflammatory of times, the 1960s.

For Kate Durham and her brothers Neil and Alan, freedom is the catchword of the decade.Young Australians leap to the barricades of the social revolution. 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...

About the Author

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 80s to turn her hand to prose. The result was two adventure novels for children, Eye in the Storm and Eye in the City, which remain extremely popular, not only in Australia but in Europe.

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Elianne
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to read (8)
  • Well written (7)
  • Engaging characters (6)
  • Page-turner (5)
  • Informative (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Older readers (7)
  • Gift (6)
  • Travel reading (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Bookworm (5), Everyday reader (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great family saga set in Queensland

I do love Judy Nunn s novels, and Elianne so far was my favourite. Set mostly in North Queensland, the characters really grab you and make you wish for a sequel. I will...Read complete review

I do love Judy Nunn s novels, and Elianne so far was my favourite. Set mostly in North Queensland, the characters really grab you and make you wish for a sequel. I will re-read it :)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointing Ending

For fans of Judy Nunn I think this will be disappointing. If you're looking for something not too demanding a pleasant read, this should fulfil your needs. I didn't feel invested in any...Read complete review

For fans of Judy Nunn I think this will be disappointing. If you're looking for something not too demanding a pleasant read, this should fulfil your needs. I didn't feel invested in any of the characters

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5.0

A great family saga set in Queensland

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from Gold Coast Australia

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Pros

  • Captures Time And Place
  • Easy To Understand
  • Interesting Characters
  • Original Story
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Lover of good family sagas

    Comments about Elianne:

    I do love Judy Nunn s novels, and Elianne so far was my favourite. Set mostly in North Queensland, the characters really grab you and make you wish for a sequel. I will re-read it :)

     
    5.0

    gREAT STORY.

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    from tasmania

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Travel Reading

      Comments about Elianne:

      Great family saga, have now ordered more of her books.

       
      3.0

      Disappointing Ending

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      from Canberra ACT Australia

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      Pros

      • Easy To Read

      Cons

      • A Bit Slow

      Best Uses

      • Travel Reading

      Comments about Elianne:

      For fans of Judy Nunn I think this will be disappointing. If you're looking for something not too demanding a pleasant read, this should fulfil your needs. I didn't feel invested in any of the characters

       
      4.0

      Unputdownable

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      from Sydney, NSW

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      Pros

      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Page-Turner
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Older Readers
        • Travel Reading

        Comments about Elianne:

        Easy to read. Great holiday reading.

         
        4.0

        Well researched and well written.

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        from Warrnambool. Vic.Aust.

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        Pros

        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters
        • Informative
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Older Readers
          • Travel Reading

          Comments about Elianne:

          Fantastic service. Kept me informed and the info was spot on.

           
          5.0

          Judy. You have excelled with this one

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          from Mudgeeraba QLd

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          Pros

          • Easy To Read
          • Engaging characters
          • Page-Turner
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Travel Reading
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about Elianne:

            I love reading. Then I like to discuss the book with my friends

             
            4.0

            Elianne

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            from Bundeena, NSW

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            Pros

            • Easy To Read
            • Page-Turner
            • Well Written

            Cons

            • Good Reading

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Older Readers
            • Travel Reading

            Comments about Elianne:

            Swift delivery of one out of two books ordered.
            Elianne - Author engages you quickly.
            Story line interesting. Will purchase more of Nunn's books.

             
            2.0

            Tedious and predictable

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            from Sydney

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            Pros

            • Not Up To Her Best

            Cons

            • Disappointing

            Best Uses

            • Older Readers

            Comments about Elianne:

            The historic references are good, leaves you with a "I remember that" but the prose and story line is tedious and certainly not as engaging as I was expecting (or hoping).

             
            5.0

            A great read as are all her books

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            from Perth Western Australia

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            Pros

            • Easy To Read
            • Engaging characters
            • Informative
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Older Readers

              Comments about Elianne:

              I love ordering from you and then waiting for my books to arrive

               
              5.0

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              from Box Hill North Victoris

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              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Read
              • Engaging characters
              • Page-Turner

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Older Readers
                • Reference

                Comments about Elianne:

                A great read to take to bed every night

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                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 and Tiger Men confirm Judy's position as one of Australia's leading fiction writers.

                Visit Judy Nunn's Booktopia Author Page


                ISBN: 9781742758381
                ISBN-10: 174275838X
                Audience: General
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 480
                Published: 1st November 2013
                Country of Publication: AU
                Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4  x 3.9
                Weight (kg): 0.63