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The Resource The beachcomber's wife, Adrian Mitchell

The beachcomber's wife, Adrian Mitchell

Label
The beachcomber's wife
Title
The beachcomber's wife
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Mitchell
Title variation
beachcombers wife
Creator
Contributor
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Beachcomber's wife draws on the published writings of E. J. Banfield, who lived an isolated life with his wife Bertha on Dunk Island through the first decades of the twentieth century. He made very little reference to her in his work (Confessions of a Beachcomber and others). This account imagines what it might have been like from her point of view. To that extent it follows Banfield's own practive, of fact cemented with fiction." -- Back cover
Summary
It should have been a paradise, but paradise is what you lose, it is what you might have had. An elderly woman who has lived for many years on a tropical island off the Queensland coast with her beachcomber husband waits for help from the mainland. For three harrowing days, alone. He has died, his body lies in their cabin just up from the beach, and while she awaits help she reviews her reclusive life there, of nearly 25 years with him.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10652518
Cataloging source
ANL
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1941-
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Mitchell, Adrian
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1852-1923
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Banfield, E. J.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Banfield, E. J.
  • Banfield, Bertha
  • Beachcombing
  • Spouses
  • Self-reliant living
  • Queensland
Target audience
adult
Label
The beachcomber's wife, Adrian Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058756381
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9781743054550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959829162
Label
The beachcomber's wife, Adrian Mitchell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058756381
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
177 pages
Isbn
9781743054550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959829162

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