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The boy with the blue trousers, Carol Jones

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The boy with the blue trousers
Title
The boy with the blue trousers
Statement of responsibility
Carol Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1856, China. In the mulberry groves of the Pearl River Delta, eighteen-year-old Little Cat carries a terrible secret. And so, in disguise as a boy in blue trousers, she makes the long and difficult passage to Australia, a faraway land of untold riches where it is said the rivers run with gold. 1857, Australia. Violet Hartley has arrived off the boat from England, fleeing scandal back home. Like the Chinese immigrants seeking their fortunes on the goldfields, Violet is seduced by the promise of a new frontier. Then she meets Little Cat, a woman who, like her, is trying to escape her past. As their fates inextricably, devastatingly entwine, their story becomes one of freedom, violence, love and vengeance, echoing across the landscapes of two great continents
Summary
On the goldfields of 19th-century Australia, two very different girls are trying to escape their past. On the goldfields of 19th-century Australia, two very different girls are trying to escape their past. English governess Violet Hartley has fled from England after a scandalous liaison. Now she is angling for a rich husband and a new life. Little Cat is fleeing from her home in Southern China after killing the powerful old man who tried to rape her. Disguised as a boy, she joins the huge Chinese workforce on the goldfields of Victoria. But the son of the murdered man is on her trail, intent on vengeance. Violet Hartley becomes first suspicious, then jealous of the delicate looking Chinese boy. Love, sexual desire, violence and financial ambition entwine in this mesmerising saga by the author of The Concubine's Child.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10779750
Cataloging source
AUCPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Carol
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Australian fiction
  • Chinese
  • Women
  • English
  • Secrecy
  • Female friendship
  • Chinese fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The boy with the blue trousers, Carol Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"She carried a secret across the ocean. How long can she keep oit hidden?"--Cover
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
000065141825
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
425 pages
Isbn
9781786699862
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091068248
Label
The boy with the blue trousers, Carol Jones
Publication
Copyright
Note
"She carried a secret across the ocean. How long can she keep oit hidden?"--Cover
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
000065141825
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
425 pages
Isbn
9781786699862
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091068248

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