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Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'In an old house with ‘too many windows and women’, high in the Indian hills, young Hannah lives with her older sister Gloria; her two older brothers; her mother – the Magician; a colourful assortment of aunts, blow-ins and misfits; and her father – the Historian. It is a world of secrets, jealousies and lies, ruled by the Historian but smoothed over by the Magician, whose kindnesses and wisdom bring homely comfort and all-enveloping love to a ramshackle building that seems destined for chaos.

'And then one day the Magician is gone, Gloria is gone, and the Historian has spirited Hannah and her brothers away to a new and at first bewildering life in Perth. As Hannah grows and makes her own way through Australian life, an education and friendships, she begins to penetrate to the heart of one of the old house’s greatest secrets – and to the meaning of her own existence.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: I dedicate this book to my friend Mary. I miss her every day.
  • Epigraph:

    In a certain sense, all men are historians. - Thomas Carlyle

    The happiest woman, like the happiest nations, have no history. - George Eliot

    Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. - Matthew Arnold

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2016 .
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      Extent: 222p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: September 2016
      ISBN: 9781742588940

Works about this Work

The Historian's Daughter Review : Rashida Murphy's Family Novel with a Shock Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 22 September 2016;

— Review of The Historian's Daughter Rashida Murphy 2016 single work novel
'Anglo-Indian Hannah loves her mother, The Magician, but loathes her bad-tempered father, The Historian. She is devastated when her mother, sister and aunt disappear overnight, and her father sells the family home and ships her and the rest of her siblings off to a new life in Perth. ...'
The Historian's Daughter Review : Rashida Murphy's Family Novel with a Shock Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 22 September 2016;

— Review of The Historian's Daughter Rashida Murphy 2016 single work novel
'Anglo-Indian Hannah loves her mother, The Magician, but loathes her bad-tempered father, The Historian. She is devastated when her mother, sister and aunt disappear overnight, and her father sells the family home and ships her and the rest of her siblings off to a new life in Perth. ...'
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