The Resource Affection

Affection

Label
Affection
Title
Affection
Statement of responsibility
Ian Townsend
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shortlisted for the National Year of Reading 2012 Award January 1900, and Australia's tropical north just got a little hotter. An outbreak of plague is suspected, and the Queensland Government sends Dr Alfred Jefferis turner - small, refined and immaculately dressed - to assess the situation. turner, armed with a microscope, a butterfly net and his lovelorn yet devout colleague, Dr Linford Row, is met with incredulity, not least by local councillors who insist it's only typhoid. Fifty-two possible plague-carriers - including two prominent MPs - are isolated in a dilapidated quarantine station on Magnetic Island. Meanwhile, in town, the sewers overflow, the streets choke with rubbish; and still no-one wants to listen. When Dr Row delivers a letter from one of the quarantined men to his hauntingly beautiful wife, he ensnares both himself and the eccentric Dr turner in a hotbed of small-town scandal and fear. Written with wit and wonder, Affection uncovers a unique period in Australian history. A novel based on a true story of shonky politics, courageous medicos, and humidity, it's also a mystery of heart and mind
Tone
Writing style
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295850
Cataloging source
ANL
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Townsend, Ian
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Affection
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:29f00ed8-2c43-49a9-a383-cd0f5162bb6e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780730401094
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Affection
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:29f00ed8-2c43-49a9-a383-cd0f5162bb6e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780730401094
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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