The Philosopher's Daughters (Paperback)
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The Philosopher's Daughters (Paperback)

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Published: 02/04/2020
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A tale of two very different sisters whose 1890s voyage from London into remote outback Australia becomes a journey of self-discovery, set against a landscape of wild beauty and savage dispossession.

London in 1891: Harriet Cameron is a talented young artist whose mother died when she was barely five. She and her beloved sister Sarah were brought up by their father, radical thinker James Cameron. After adventurer Henry Vincent arrives on the scene, the sisters' lives are changed forever. Sarah, the beauty of the family, marries Henry and embarks on a voyage to Australia. Harriet, intensely missing Sarah, must decide whether to help her father with his life's work or to devote herself to painting. When James Cameron dies unexpectedly, Harriet is overwhelmed by grief. Seeking distraction, she follows Sarah to Australia, and afterwards into the outback, where she is alienated by the casual violence and great injustices of outback life. Her rejuvenation begins with her friendship with an Aboriginal stockman and her growing love for the landscape. But this fragile happiness is soon threatened by murders at a nearby cattle station and by a menacing station hand who is seeking revenge.

Publisher: RedDoor Press
ISBN: 9781913062149
Number of pages: 320

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“Atmospheric with a strong sense of setting”

A couple of years ago I read Alison Booth's previous novel, A Perfect Marriage, which I really enjoyed. I therefore jumped at the chance to read this, her latest book. They are very different though, with this... More

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Emma Alvey

“Uplifting, Powerful and thought-provoking”

Thought-provoking, compelling, tender and evocative, this delightful novel explores issues such as equal rights for women and all races in nineteenth century London and Australia.

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“The Philosopher's Daughters”

A compelling tale that combines romance and historical reality. Finely drawn characters face dilemmas against the backdrop of sharp contrasts between British and Australian society in the nineteenth century. An... More

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