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The latest bestseller from Australia’s most popular author, Di Morrissey
Family and conscience. Money and marriage. The Golden Land is a story built upon classic themes in a modern Australian dimension. It powerfully brings together tragedy and trauma on both public and personal scales.

Di Morrissey skilfully explores the little known, troubled history of Burma through a contemporary story of an ordinary Australian family facing all too recognisable hardships.

The Golden Land contrasts the truth about Burma against some truths about our own golden land, Australia. Di Morrissey’s superb sense of setting and the connection with the characters rings true in every scene, showing the integrity, strength and complexity of her writing. The historic and present day connections between Burma and Australia are gently woven throughout the plot with the settings mixing the exotic with the contemporary.

Natalie is a truly sympathetic heroine; sometimes naïve, but always strong and loving, a devoted young mother forced to make tough decisions. Natalie’s journey, both physically and emotionally, changes her outlook on life, and it is a journey readers will be glad to share.

Natalie is a young Gold Coast mother with a loving husband, two small children and a happy lifestyle. While helping her mother move house, she finds a little box containing a Burmese artefact. When Natalie learns its unique history through a letter left by her great-great uncle, it ignites an interest in its country of origin and her uncle's unfulfilled plans for this curio. Her investigations collide with her own dramatically changing circumstances and create a catalyst for a moral dilemma that challenges the core of her marriage as she finds herself immersed in two very different golden lands.

About the Author

Di Morrissey is one of the most successful authors Australia has ever produced. She trained as a journalist, working in the media around the world. Her fascination with different countries; their landscape, their cultural, political and environmental issues, forms the inspiration for her novels.

Di is a tireless activist for many causes: opposing large scale development and commercial food chains into Byron Bay NSW, fighting gas and mining intrusion into sacred lands in the Kimberly, and stopping massive and unnecessary power lines intruding into the Manning Valley NSW. Di also established The Golden Land Education Foundation in Myanmar. Di lives in the Manning Valley, NSW.

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4.0

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4.0

Engaging holiday read

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  • Engaging Escapism
  • Holiday Read

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    Comments about The Golden Land:

    Engaging holiday read that transports you to world of Burma. An easy, page turning holiday read that was easy to follow and not too indepth, makes you want to travel. Great for a beach read or a bit of escapism.

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    I found this book boring. The worst bo

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        Would not read again, very boring. Her worst story yet.

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        5.0

        Yet another well researched story

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          Comments about The Golden Land:

          At least when you choose to read Di Morrisey you are educated as well. This book is one of her best

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          5.0

          loved the book read in a few days.

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            Fast delivery will keep using booktopia.

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            4.0

            good read

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              excellent, pass it on to family and friends to read

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              Di Morrissey

              Di Morrissey is one of the most successful authors Australia has ever produced. She trained as a journalist, working in the media around the world. Her fascination with different countries; their landscape, their cultural, political and environmental issues, forms the inspiration for her novels.

              Di is a tireless activist for many causes: opposing large scale development and commercial food chains into Byron Bay NSW, fighting gas and mining intrusion into sacred lands in the Kimberly, and stopping massive and unnecessary power lines intruding into the Manning Valley NSW. Di also established The Golden Land Education Foundation in Myanmar. Di lives in the Manning Valley, NSW. .

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              ISBN: 9781742611358
              ISBN-10: 9780552773256
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 386
              Published: 1st November 2012
              Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
              Country of Publication: AU
              Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.0
              Weight (kg): 0.5
              Edition Number: 1