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The Islands - Di Morrissey

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It's the psychedelic 70s and social conventions are being challenged. When Catherine Moreland from rural Australia goes on her first trip abroad, a handsome American naval officer sweeps her off her feet and she goes to live in the beautiful Hawaiian Islands with her new husband.

At first, the magic and loveliness of the Islands lead Catherine to believe she is living in paradise. However, as she learns more about the Islands, she begins to discover that paradise has a darker side. And when she meets a mystery man of the sea, as though hit by a tsunami, her life is turned upside down and changed forever.

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

Once again a great read from Di

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from Central Coast of NSW, Australia

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  • Engaging Characters
  • Page Turner

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    Comments about The Islands:

    This was once again a great read from Di. Her books always take you to another place, where you know she has put the work in and has studied up on her subject

     
    5.0

    Finishing this book was like losing a friend!

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    from Queensland

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      Comments about The Islands:

      I loved this book, descriptive scenery and believable characters.

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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. .

      To read Di’s revealing answers to the Booktopia Book Guru’s TEN TERRIFYING QUESTIONS…and to leave a comment - CLICK HERE 

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      ISBN: 9780330425216
      ISBN-10: 0330425218
      Audience: Professional
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 492
      Published: October 2009
      Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.2  x 3.0
      Weight (kg): 0.35
      Edition Number: 1