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The Resource Taking Tom Murray Home

Taking Tom Murray Home

Label
Taking Tom Murray Home
Title
Taking Tom Murray Home
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Tim Slee
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Language
eng
Summary
Bankrupt dairy farmer Tom Murray decides he'd rather sell off his herd and burn down his own house than hand them over to the bank. But something goes tragically wrong, and Tom dies in the blaze. His wife, Dawn, doesn't want him to have died for nothing and decides to hold a funeral procession for Tom as a protest, driving 350 kilometres from Yardley in country Victoria to bury him in Melbourne where he was born. To make a bigger impact she agrees with some neighbours to put his coffin on a horse and cart and take it slow - real slow. But on the night of their departure, someone burns down the local bank. And as the motley funeral procession passes through Victoria, there are more mysterious arson attacks. Dawn has five days to get to Melbourne. Five days, five more towns, and a state ready to explode in flames ... Told with a laconic, deadpan wit, Taking Tom Murray Home is a timely, thought-provoking, heart-warming, quintessentially Australian story like no other. It's a novel about grief, pain, anger and loss, yes, but it's also about hope - and how community, friends and love trump pain and anger, every time
Summary
Bankrupt dairy farmer Tom Murray decides he'd rather sell off his herd and burn down his own house than hand them over to the bank. But something goes tragically wrong, and Tom dies in the blaze. His wife, Dawn, doesn't want him to have died for nothing and decides to hold a funeral procession for Tom as a protest, driving 350 kilometres from Yardley in country Victoria to bury him in Melbourne where he was born. To make a bigger impact she agrees with some neighbours to put his coffin on a horse and cart and take it slow - real slow. But on the night of their departure, someone burns down the local bank. And as the motley funeral procession passes through Victoria, there are more mysterious arson attacks. Dawn has five days to get to Melbourne. Five days, five more towns, and a state ready to explode in flames.
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Tone
Character
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10787594
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SALS
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Slee, Tim
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Australian Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Taking Tom Murray Home
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BORROWBOX:HCP_637653
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460711538
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Taking Tom Murray Home
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_637653
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460711538
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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