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The Resource Four respectable ladies seek the meaning of wife, Barbara Toner

Four respectable ladies seek the meaning of wife, Barbara Toner

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Four respectable ladies seek the meaning of wife
Title
Four respectable ladies seek the meaning of wife
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Toner
Title variation
4 respectable ladies seek the meaning of wife
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Language
eng
Summary
Marriage isn't always a bed of roses. And there are many ways to be a wife,' the vicar informs the town ... It's 1930, and as the Depression overtakes rural New South Wales, what it means to be a wife tests the four respectable ladies of Prospect to their very limit. Louisa Worthington fled to the city ten years ago, pregnant, poor and under a cloud of scandal. Now she's back - blonde and brazen - with her heart set on the married son of the town's mayor. Adelaide Nightingale, newly widowed and starved of romance, yearns for adoration, security and a version of herself defined by beauty not business. Maggie Albright dreams of empire building, but is hamstrung by her over-cautious husband, who grows less handsome by the day. Then there's Pearl Fletcher, happily married to Joe, the district's most successful sheep farmer, but protecting a secret that could tear their family apart. And hovering in the town's shadows is a ghost from their past. A man newly released from jail ruthlessly bent on exploiting the ladies' hopes and fears to get what he wants. And what he wants is Louisa . .
Summary
It's 1930 and as the Depression overtakes rural New South Wales, what it means to be a wife tests the four respectable ladies of Prospect to their very limit. Louisa Worthington fled to the city ten years ago, pregnant, poor and under a cloud of scandal. Now she's back, blonde and brazen with her heart set on the married son of the town's mayor. Adelaide Nightingale, newly widowed and starved of romance, yearns for adoration, security and a version of herself defined by beauty not business. Maggie Albright dreams of empire building, but is hamstrung by her over-cautious husband, who grows less handsome by the day. Then there's Pearl Fletcher, happily married to Joe, the district's most successful sheep farmer, but protecting a secret that could tear their family apart.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10762640
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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Toner, Barbara
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Country life
  • Wives
  • Interpersonal relations
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Polygamy
  • Country life
  • Depressions
  • Depressions
  • Marriage
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Country life
  • Female friendship
  • Nineteen thirties
  • Married women
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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Four respectable ladies seek the meaning of wife, Barbara Toner
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065135427
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780143787570
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019008479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1078687257
Label
Four respectable ladies seek the meaning of wife, Barbara Toner
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065135427
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780143787570
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019008479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1078687257

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