By (author) Debra Adelaide
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Serpent Dust by Debra Adelaide
Book DescriptionWhat was it like that day when the First Fleet sailed into Port Jackson? What was it like for those on board, and those who watched from the shore? Within two years of the Fleet's arrival, those watchers had suffered the shocking ravages of smallpox, their numbers decimated. The disease spread to Aboriginal people throughout the country with devastating results. But how did smallpox arrive in Australia? Vivid and deeply moving, Serpent's Dust explores the paradoxes of white attitudes and the tragedies of white occupation. it is a story of secrets, betrayal and frustrated ambition, grippingly told.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091837006
(199mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Vintage (Australia)
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 9-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Debra Adelaide
Women's Pages, Paperback (October 2015)
After her mother's death, Dove decides to write a whole new story for herself, for her mother and for their literary heroines. In undertaking this labour of love, Dove unwittingly taps into the universal story of choice, grief and compromise that women everywhere experience.
Simple Act of Reading, Paperback (June 2015)
Contributors include: Debra Adelaide, Joan London, Delia Falconer, Sunil Badami, Gabrielle Carey, Luke Davies, Tegan Bennett Daylight, Kate Forsyth, Giulia Giuffre, Andy Griffiths, Anita Heiss, Gail Jones, Jill Jones, Catherine Keenan, Malcolm Knox, Wayne Macauley, Fiona McFarlane, David Malouf, Rosie Scott, Carrie Tiffany and Geordie Williamson.
Letter to George Clooney, Paperback (September 2013)
Debra Adelaide's new collection of short stories intricately maps both the sublime and the mundane landscape of ordinary lives, with her trademark dark wit and luminous intelligence. Australian author.
Household Guide to Dying, Paperback (March 2009)» View all books by Debra Adelaide
Delia's got it all - a good marriage, two great kids, a dream job writing witty, practical house and garden books. But when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer, she's forced to view her life in an entirely new light. There are things she must do, there are wrongs to be put right, and there are mysteries from the past that demand resolution.
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Author Biography - Debra Adelaide
Debra Adelaide is the mother of two children, Tex and Ellen. She works as a university teacher and researcher and as an author, freelance editor, and occasional book reviewer. She is the author or editor of seven books, and has contributed to various others. Her novels include The Household Guide To Dying and The Hotel Albatross.
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