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The opal dragonfly : a tale of Sydney, Julian Leatherdale

Label
The opal dragonfly : a tale of Sydney
Title
The opal dragonfly
Title remainder
a tale of Sydney
Statement of responsibility
Julian Leatherdale
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Miss Isobel Clara Macleod, youngest of the seven children of Major Sir Angus Hutton Macleod, Surveyor-General of the colony of New South Wales, had the singular misfortune to know that at seven o'clock that morning her father was going to die. September, 1851. Sydney, city of secrets and gossip. Seventeen-year-old Isobel Macleod is determined to save her father because she loves him. But when she dares to trespass in a forbidden male world, she will be plunged into social disgrace. A wave of ill fortune threatens to swallow up her family and their stately home, Rosemount Hall, 'the finest house in the colony' on the foreshores of Sydney Harbour. Is Isobel to blame for her family's fate or does the cause lie further in the past? When Isobel was four, Major Macleod returned from an expedition with two 'souvenirs': an Aboriginal girl who became her friend and two opals fashioned into a dragonfly brooch for her mother. When Isobel inherits this 'unlucky' heirloom, she wonders if the terrible dreams it summons are a curse or a gift. Now Isobel's hopes for her future depend on a charming bohemian who encourages her hidden passion to become an artist. Will she now be permanently exiled from her family home? Or will she be transformed into a new self, like a magnificent dragonfly emerging into the sunlight?
Cataloging source
VDGV
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Leatherdale, Julian
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Blessing and cursing
  • Families
  • Artists
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The opal dragonfly : a tale of Sydney, Julian Leatherdale
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A captivating story of family secrets, a sister's betrayal and a father's crime" -- 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
000061571777
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
582 pages
Isbn
9781760293079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1024072627
Label
The opal dragonfly : a tale of Sydney, Julian Leatherdale
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A captivating story of family secrets, a sister's betrayal and a father's crime" -- 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
000061571777
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
582 pages
Isbn
9781760293079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1024072627

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