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Description - The Commandant by Jessica Anderson

Introduced by Carmen Callil He jumped down to the wharf and walked alone out of the torchlight to stand behind Letty. Frances looked from his face to her sister's, and once again felt the weakening flush of fear. She was too much at the mercy of her company, and was about to discover which of her unpredictable selves would advance to meet these two strangers. The penal colony of Moreton Bay is under the command of Patrick Logan, a man not afraid of brutal discipline. But his rule is being questioned and the arrival of his sister-in-law Frances will change everything. The Commandant is an unforgettable tale of power, duty and humanity. www.textclassics.com.au

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781921922138
ISBN-10: 1921922133
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 128mm x mm)
Pages: 462
Imprint: Text Classics
Publisher: Text Publishing
Publish Date: 26-Apr-2012
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Jessica Anderson

Jessica Anderson has published six novels and a collection of short stories, and has also written a number of plays and adaptations for radio. Her novels have won numerous awards and sold well in America and England, as well as being translated into several European languages. Jessica Anderson was born in Brisbane in 1916, and apart from a few years in Europe during her youth, she has spent most of her life in Sydney, where she still lives. Tirra Lirra by the River (1978) won The Miles Franklin Award. The Impersonators (1980) won The Miles Franklin and the NSW Premier's Awards. Stories from the Warm Zone and Sydney Stories (1987) won the Age Book of the Year.

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