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The Resource The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer / Edwina Preston

The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer / Edwina Preston

Label
The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer / Edwina Preston
Title
The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer / Edwina Preston
Statement of responsibility
Edwina Preston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An enchanting tale of larger-than-life characters and a magnificent, sprawling, historical epic that tips its hat to magical realism, this unique and delightful literary novel brings to life a family saga in the most elegant and restrained fashion. A murder mystery and comedy of manners that is never what it seems, it weaves together a Dickensian sense of mystery with a township at social war with itself. This playful and imaginative narrative announces the arrival of a dynamic new Australian writing talent
Summary
When brothers Arcadia and Otto Cirque arrive in a fading gold-mining town with their travelling circus, Saturnalia, the town and the life of young Mary Ann Ward will never be the same. Months later, the flamboyant Arcadia Cirque is found dead, a pregnant Mary Ann Ward goes missing and Otto Cirque sets off in pursuit of her. These dramatic events echo down the decades to Mrs Ivorie Hammer, who is dealing with her own problems. Pregnant and vexed by recent catastrophic events in her home town, she discovers that her own origins are not as she thought. As the small community of Pitch is scandalized by several mysterious deaths and disappearances, it is Ivorie's secret history that holds the key to the truth
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
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10168846
Cataloging source
ANL
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Edwina Preston
Dewey number
823.4
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fiction / Mystery & Detective
Target audience
adult
Label
The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer / Edwina Preston
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300001701
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780702248665
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer / Edwina Preston
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300001701
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780702248665
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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