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The Resource Cold light, Frank Moorhouse

Cold light, Frank Moorhouse

Label
Cold light
Title
Cold light
Statement of responsibility
Frank Moorhouse
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Summary
It is 1950, the League of Nations has collapsed and the newly formed United Nations has rejected all those who worked and fought for the League. Edith Campbell Berry, who joined the League in Geneva before the war, is out of a job, her vision shattered. With her sexually unconventional husband, Ambrose, she comes back to Australia to live in Canberra. Edith now has ambitions to become Australia's first female ambassador, but finds herself caught up in the planning of the national capital. When her communist brother, Frederick, turns up out of the blue after many years of absence, she becomes concerned that he may jeopardise her chances of becoming a diplomat. It is not a safe time to be a communist in Australia or to be related to one. It is also not a safe time or place to be 'a wife with a lavender husband'. After pursuing the Bloomsbury life for many years, Edith finds herself fearful of being exposed. Unexpectedly, in mid-life she also realises that she yearns for children. When she meets a man who could offer not only security but a ready-made family, she consults the Book of Crossroads and the answer changes the course of her life.
Award
  • Adelaide Festival Award for Fiction (South Australia), 2014.
  • Adelaide Festival Awards (South Australia), Premier's Award, 2014.
  • Queensland Literary Awards, Fiction Book Award, 2012.
Additional physical form
Also available in electronic version via the Internet.
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10053598
Cataloging source
ANL
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1938-
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Moorhouse, Frank
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 1938-
  • 1938-
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  • Moorhouse, Frank
  • Moorhouse, Frank
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True
Series statement
Edith trilogy
Series volume
0003
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Women diplomats
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
Cold light, Frank Moorhouse
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Frank Moorhouse winner of the Miles Franklin Award"
  • Edith trilogy
Control code
000046882241
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
719 p.
Isbn
9781741661262
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Cold light, Frank Moorhouse
Publication
Note
  • "Frank Moorhouse winner of the Miles Franklin Award"
  • Edith trilogy
Control code
000046882241
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
719 p.
Isbn
9781741661262
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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