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y Skylarking single work   novel   historical fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'Kate and Harriet are best friends who are growing up together on an isolated Australian cape in the 1880s. As daughters of the lighthouse keepers, the two girls share everything, until a fisherman, McPhail, arrives in their small community. When Kate witnesses the desire that flares between him and Harriet, she is torn by her feelings of envy and longing. Ultimately, a moment of skylarking in McPhail’s hut changes everything.

'Inspired by a true story, Skylarking, reimagines the events learning up to the shooting at Cape St George Lighthouse and the lives of two determined young women coming of age at that point in Australian history.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Gracie and Etta, may you know friendship, as I have, in all its ferocity and wonder.
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2016 .
      1738739475834577018.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 282p.
      Note/s:
      • Published August 2016
      ISBN: 9781863958301

Works about this Work

Skylarking Review: Kate Mildenhall's Historical Novel of Girls' Friendship Thuy On , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 30 July 2016;

— Review of Skylarking Kate Mildenhall 2016 single work novel
'Skylarking seems a rather jaunty title for a story about (unrequited) love and loss, but before we arrive at the unexpectedly tragic swerve in the narrative there's a lot of joy in Kate Mildenhall's debut. Inspired by a true-life case, it's a historical fiction set in a small lighthouse community on the coast of Australia in the 1880s. ...'
The Powerful Bonds That Ease Constraint Thuy On , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 20) The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 21)

— Review of Skylarking Kate Mildenhall 2016 single work novel
Review : Skylarking Rowena Morcom , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , August 2016; (p. 38)

— Review of Skylarking Kate Mildenhall 2016 single work novel
Skylarking Review: Kate Mildenhall's Historical Novel of Girls' Friendship Thuy On , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 30 July 2016;

— Review of Skylarking Kate Mildenhall 2016 single work novel
'Skylarking seems a rather jaunty title for a story about (unrequited) love and loss, but before we arrive at the unexpectedly tragic swerve in the narrative there's a lot of joy in Kate Mildenhall's debut. Inspired by a true-life case, it's a historical fiction set in a small lighthouse community on the coast of Australia in the 1880s. ...'
The Powerful Bonds That Ease Constraint Thuy On , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 20) The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 21)

— Review of Skylarking Kate Mildenhall 2016 single work novel
Review : Skylarking Rowena Morcom , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , August 2016; (p. 38)

— Review of Skylarking Kate Mildenhall 2016 single work novel
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