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Under The Green Moon By Maree Giles

Under The Green Moon

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Rachel Calthorpe, forced to flee her home in Botany Bay in 1890 after witnessing a tragedy involving an aborigine girl and four white men, leaves her family veiled in disgrace. Daisy Entwistle, born 32 years after her grandmother Rachel's death, becomes obsessed with the woman's life and fate.

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Under The Green Moon by Maree Giles

Rachel Calthorpe, forced to flee her home in Botany Bay in 1890 after witnessing a tragedy involving an aborigine girl and four local white men, leaves her family veiled in disgrace. Daisy Entwistle, born 32 years after her grandmother Rachel's death, shares more with her ancestor than just looks: both are sensitive, adventurous females with strong principles. Daisy - youngest daughter of aloof, preoccupied Violet and William - becomes obsessed with her grandmother, who drowned in remote waters off Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, Australia. Documentation describing Rachel's fate, her radical ideals and the mystery surrounding the discovery of her body, all capture young Daisy's imagination. Superstition, family honour, gossip, secrets and lies, three aborigine women - all combine to test Daisy's emotional resilience and shape her strong beliefs. In her struggle to find peace and happiness she learns a lot about the importance of tolerance, the difficulty of relationships, and about the real Australia and the people who stole it.

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Compellingly written, this will move many readers PUBLISHING News Gile s' fluid style and genuine storytelling talent lends itself beautifully to this Australian version of To Kill a Mocking Bird IRELAND on Sunday

About Maree Giles


Maree Giles is Australian and has had a variety of careers including journalism and editor for PARENTS Magazine. She was winner of the SHE magazine short story competition in 1997 and in 1998 her short stories were highly commended in the Ian St James Awards.

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GOR004342261
Under The Green Moon by Maree Giles
Maree Giles
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2002-01-17
416
186049904X
9781860499043
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