Elianne

Publisher details

Elianne
Author
Judy Nunn
Publisher
Random House
Genre
Historical Fiction
Released
01 November, 2013

Synopsis

In 1881, the finest of the great sugar mills opens in Southern Queensland. Established by ‘Big Jim' Durham, an English soldier for his young French wife, Elianne Desmarais, and  names it in her honour. Soon, the massive estate becomes a self-sufficient fortress and home to hundreds of workers, but ‘Elianne' and its masters, the Durham Family, have dark and distant secrets.For Kate Durham and her brothers Neil and Alan, freedom is the catchword of the 1960s. As young Australians leap to the barricades of the social revolution, rock ‘n' roll, the Pill, the Vietnam War, the rise of Feminism, Asian immigration and the Freedom Ride join forces to rattle the chains of traditional values and shake down the secrets of Elianne and the Durham family. 
Judy Nunn
About the author

Judy Nunn

Judy Nunn’s career has been long, illustrious and multifaceted. After combining her internationally successful acting career with scriptwriting for television and radio, Judy decided in the 90s to turn her hand to prose.Her first three novels, The Glitter Game, Centre Stage and Araluen, set respectively in the worlds of television, theatre and film, became instant bestsellers, and the rest is history, quite literally in fact. She has since developed a love of writing Australian historically-based fiction and her fame as a novelist has spread rapidly throughout Europe where she is published in English, German, French, Dutch, Czech and Spanish.Her subsequent bestsellers, Kal, Beneath the Southern Cross, Territory, Pacific, Heritage, Floodtide, Maralinga, Tiger Men, Elianne, Spirits of the Ghan, Sanctuary and Khaki Townconfirmed Judy’s position as one of Australia’s leading fiction writers.In 2015 Judy was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her "significant service to the performing arts as a scriptwriter and actor of stage and screen, and to literature as an author".

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