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The Kookaburra Bird - S. E. Jenkins

Paperback Published: 29th November 2011
ISBN: 9781908603289
Number Of Pages: 492

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In 1946 Jon Cadwallader escapes from a Western Australian orphanage following a traumatic death. He returns to England to find the little sister he left behind in Liverpool, but much has changed and an unexpected setback ultimately affects his life in ways he does not foresee. He returns to Australia without his sister, but his new beginning is complicated and riven by lies, deception and death. Then, when he least expects it, a stroke of good fortune provides him with an opportunity that has the power to transform his life forever and confirms in him a growing conviction: Australia belongs to him as much as he belongs to Australia.

Could almost smell the outback


This is a wonderful story with a bit of suspense. How a young man who was sent out to Australia as an orphan and grew up in a catholic home before breaking out and finding his way in the Goldfields of WA. The book is followed up by "A Place Called Jarralong" by the same author



Looking forward to reading next book


This novel has a firm historical context and it develops the feelings and aspirations of a Liverpool boy (Jon) who is sent to Australia against his wishes. The narrative is engaging and gives real insights into life in the outback in the post war period. The harshness of life on a sheep station is startling and a reminder that the people involved we're real pioneers in every sense of the word. There is an undertone of Aboriginal culture which gives an extra dimension to the story. An excellent read.


The Kookaburra Bird

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ISBN: 9781908603289
ISBN-10: 1908603283
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 492
Published: 29th November 2011
Publisher: FeedARead.com
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.53

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