The Resource The following, Roger McDonald

The following, Roger McDonald

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Roger McDonald
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eng
Summary
Marcus Friendly was the Australian Prime Minister of the people. His legacy was a following to be unraveled by the next generations of Laborites. The world was run by knots and methods of knots. Years ago, in a midnight encounter, a young boy meets a stranger with a powerful secret, a gift of uncanny understanding.
Summary
Marcus Friendly was the Australian Prime Minister of the people. His legacy was a following to be unraveled by the next generations of Laborites. The world was run by knots and methods of knots. Years ago, in a midnight encounter, a young boy meets a stranger with a powerful secret, a gift of uncanny understanding. The boy, Marcus Friendly, learns through the encounter. His ideas of himself take shape. Marcus Friendly rises to become Australia's sixteenth prime minister. The night he dies, in 1951, the stranger returns, and a young boy, Ross Devlin, witnesses what happens. Years later, on an outback station, Ross Devlin finds himself working for Kyle Morrison, son of Australia's most famous poet, "The Bounder". All his life Kyle Morrison has lived in his late father's shadow. In a part of the country where the Friendly political tradition is despised, Kyle Morrison needs help, and a young union organiser, Max Petersen, steps in to find a way. Now, after years in parliament, Max Petersen hopes for a ministry. He is the inheritor of the Marcus Friendly tradition in more ways than one. He awaits the PM's call while immersed in a crisis among friends and family in the heart of his Crater Bay electorate. On Tiger Yeoman's property they all look to what they inherited and their impact on this world.
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Awards note
Winner of the 2006 Miles Franklin Award for the Ballard of Desmond Kale.
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10233976
Cataloging source
ANL
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1941-
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McDonald, Roger
Dewey number
823.3
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no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • 1941-
  • 1941-
  • 1941-
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  • McDonald, Roger
  • McDonald, Roger
  • McDonald, Roger
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Political fiction, Australian
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adult
Label
The following, Roger McDonald
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volume
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text
Control code
000050858778
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781742759913
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
The following, Roger McDonald
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050858778
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781742759913
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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