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Elianne - Judy Nunn

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Published: 3rd November 2014
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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 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, Tiger Men and Elianne confirm Judy's position as one of Australia's leading fiction writers.

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    story goes around Bundaberg and I come from there so I know a few areas

     
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      Comments about Elianne:

      I have purchased all the books written by Judy Nunn and she is the greatest author I have read. I never read books until several years ago (very mature age now) but now can't put down her books.

      Very educational and interesting and characters are so real to life.

      Having followed her acting career and now her writing is exceptional.

       
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        Nice easy read , blend of history and fiction .
        Loved the book.

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        ISBN: 9781742758398
        ISBN-10: 1742758398
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 480
        Published: 3rd November 2014
        Publisher: Random House Australia
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 19.4 x 12.8  x 3.1
        Weight (kg): 0.34
        Edition Number: 1