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The pearler's wife, Roxane Dhand

Label
The pearler's wife
Title
The pearler's wife
Statement of responsibility
Roxane Dhand
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the high seas to the deep seabed, from the latticed verandahs of Buccaneer Bay to the gambling dens in Asia Place, The Pearler's Wife is a stunning debut, inspired by a small yet pivotal moment in Australian history. A distant land. A dangerous husband. A forbidden love. It is 1912, and Maisie Porter stands on the deck of the SS Oceanic as England fades from view. Her destination is Buccaneer Bay in Australia's far north-west. Her purpose: marriage to her cousin Maitland, a wealthy pearling magnate - and a man she has never met. Also on board is William Cooper, the Royal Navy's top man. Following a directive from the Australian government, he and eleven other 'white' divers have been hired to replace the predominantly Asian pearling crews. However, Maitland and his fellow merchants have no intention of employing the costly Englishmen for long... Maisie arrives in her new country to a surprisingly cool reception. Already confused by her hastily arranged marriage, she is shocked at Maitland's callous behaviour towards her - while finding herself increasingly drawn to the intriguing Cooper. But Maisie's new husband is harbouring secrets - deadly secrets. And when Cooper and the divers sail out to harvest the pearl shell, they are in great danger - and not just from the unpredictable and perilous ocean..
Cataloging source
VNCG
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Dhand, Roxane
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arranged marriage
  • Pearl divers
  • Pearl divers
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Pearl industry and trade
  • Women
  • English
  • Historical fiction
  • Secrecy
  • Arranged marriage
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Ocean travel
  • Arranged marriage
  • Husband and wife
  • Navies
  • Secrets
  • Nineteen tens
  • Pearl divers
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Western Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The pearler's wife, Roxane Dhand
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000061573262
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780143789642
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005841663
Label
The pearler's wife, Roxane Dhand
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000061573262
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780143789642
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1005841663

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