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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.
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. Embarking on adult fiction in the early 90s, Judy's novels became instant bestsellers and confirm her position as one of Australia's leading popular novelists.
Part historical fiction, part intelligent thriller, part romance ... Very compelling.' (for Maralinga) -- Good Reading Judy knows what ingredients a good story needs and she pours them all into this novel ... If you love Aussie history in fictional form, this is for you.' (for Tiger Men) -- Woman's Day
ISBN: 9781486202669 ISBN-10: 1486202667 Audience:
Published: 1st November 2013 Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 13.4 x 14.6
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Type: Unabridged