Elise isn’t from the Mallee, and she knew nothing of its ways. Over the years Marjorie’s mother’s seesaws between fragile health and madness but events finally overwhelm her and her daughters.
A post-Second World War story of strong female ties and family, secrets and lies, set in the multicultural Australia of the fifties.
The war is over, but her fight for a new life in Australia is about to begin…
MADELEINE ST JOHN was born in Sydney in 1941. Her father, Edward, was a barrister and Liberal politician. Her mother, Sylvette, committed suicide in 1954,
Drama is a hard habit to break, and besides, life is awfully dull when it’s naked and truthful.
Glamorous, charismatic Bliss Henderson has led a flawed, fascinating life; from country Australia to the art world of 1960s London; from lust to love and loss.
THE FRENCH PERFUMER BY AMANDA HAMPSON In the tradition of The Little Paris Bookshop and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, this is