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Feather and the Stone
By Patricia Shaw

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Feather and the Stone by Patricia Shaw

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Tragically orphaned at sea, cast adrift in an alien land, Sibell Delahunty applies for the post of secretary-companion to Charlotte Hamilton and undertakes the arduous journey to Black Wattle Station in the Northern Territory. The rigours of an isolated cattle station come as a shock to the gently brought-up English girl, who is viewed with suspicion by Charlotte's sons. Only Charlotte's own kindness makes life tolerable, helped, in time, by increasing interest from the unmarried son, Zack. When disaster deprives the station of its mistress, Sibell is forced to take charge and eventually earns the grudging respect of the family. She also discovers within herself an unsuspected strength and resilience. But her courage and endurance will be tested to the utmost before she can ever call her adopted country home...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780747239505
ISBN-10: 0747239509
Format: Paperback
(179mm x 111mm x 32mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Headline Book Publishing
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Publish Date: 11-Mar-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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US Kirkus Review » From the author of River of the Sun (1992): another billy-rattling, sweatily atmospheric yarn of life in pioneer Australia. Here, in the 1870's, a young woman, emigrating from England, is dealt a bad hand until - after adventures involving deaths, chicanery, and close escapes - she turns up trumps in love and fortune. Sibell Delahunty is one of the few survivors of a shipwreck. Orphaned, penniless, she's ransomed from a group of Aborigines, along with a fellow survivor, Logan Conal (an Irish man of a cloudy past), by crabbed homesteader Jack Cambray and his nice wife Josie. All of this with the intervention of "Jimmy Moon" - the traveling Aborigine, Jaljurra, whose movements between two worlds will bring him to a tragic end. Eventually, Sibell escapes exploitation by a well-to-do city family and ventures on to the Northern Territory to be companion to Charlotte Hamilton - elderly, crusty, and kind - on her 5,000-square-mile Black Wattle ranch. Also on the ranch are the Hamilton boys, Zack and Cliff, and Cliff's wife, sour Maudie. But, meanwhile, Sibell has found herself in love with Logan, who unbeknownst to her has run off with Josie, now a widow, become a mine manager, and is cheating on all fronts. There'll be ambushes, treks on waters rolling with crocodiles, spear-hurling, and shootouts while wide-eyed Sibell tries to absorb a new kind of farming: "Gangs of men...rode large raw-boned horses, herds of wild-eyed cattle roamed the land...riders, whips cracking, would come racing across the back country...." Can Sibell stay the course? Period adventure and romance - Aussie-style - at a lathering gallop. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author Biography - Patricia Shaw

Born in Melbourne, Patricia Shaw worked as a teacher, political journalist and an oral historian, before pursuing a literary career. Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide.

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