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The Resource The unexpected education of emily dean, Mira Robertson

The unexpected education of emily dean, Mira Robertson

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The unexpected education of emily dean
Title
The unexpected education of emily dean
Statement of responsibility
Mira Robertson
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Language
eng
Summary
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10638000
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robertson, Mira
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Teenage girls
  • World War II
  • Family relationships
  • Grandmothers
  • Families
  • Prisoners of war
  • Veterans
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
Summary expansion
In 1944 Emily Dean is dispatched from Melbourne to stay with her father's relatives in rural Victoria. At the family property of Mount Prospect, Grandmother is determined to keep up standards despite the war, while Emily's young aunt - the beautiful, fearless Lydia - refuses to befriend her. Feeling lonely and isolated, Emily can't wait to go home.But things start to improve when she encounters Claudio, the Italian prisoner of war employed as a farm labourer. And become more interesting still when her uncle William returns home wounded. He's rude, traumatised and mostly drunk, yet a passion for literature soon draws them together.A delightfully wry novel about desire, deceit and self-discovery.'A resonant and engaging story - illuminating and subtly compelling.' - Rosalie Ham'A rich evocation of an era and a beautiful insight into the process of emerging from childhood into womanhood. Such a great read!' - Margaret Pomeranz
Target audience
adult
Label
The unexpected education of emily dean, Mira Robertson
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Publication
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Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060992826
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9781863959728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
9781743820346
System control number
(OCoLC)1007519679
Label
The unexpected education of emily dean, Mira Robertson
Publication
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060992826
Extent
304 p.
Isbn
9781863959728
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
9781743820346
System control number
(OCoLC)1007519679

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