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Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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'William Webber simply wants to set the record straight. At ninety-six he has a rare medical ailment, suffers a recurring watery nightmare, and knows a thing or two about history. After all, he was there for a bit of it himself. Back in 1920, the young Webber finds himself in a boys' own adventure story, far from home, on the trail of mystery and romance. The dangerous cut-throat world of pearling, a mad hermit in the mangroves, a voyage on a death boat - the stuff of a young man's dreams. But nothing is as it seems, and in the real world there are no simple answers, no untarnished heroes, and no neat endings.' Source: book jacket.

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1998 .
      Extent: 264p.
      Description: illus., port.
      ISBN: 1863682147
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2001 .
      Extent: 264p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 1863683631

Works about this Work

A Surplus of Webbers. Unexpected Consequences of Writing Historical Fiction Peter Burke , 1999 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Westerly , Summer vol. 44 no. 4 1999; (p. 104-115)
Narrative Examines the Cathartic Nature of Storytelling Paul Plisiewicz , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 13 no. 2 1999; (p. 123-124)

— Review of The Drowning Dream Peter Burke 1998 single work novel
Accomplished but Perhaps a Little Too Clever Ian McFarlane , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 26 April 1998; (p. 22)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel ; The Drowning Dream Peter Burke 1998 single work novel
Disparate Fictions Dianne Dempsey , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 202 1998; (p. 23)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel ; The Drowning Dream Peter Burke 1998 single work novel
A Sweeping Tale of Broome Katharine England , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 September 1998; (p. 23)

— Review of The Divine Wind Garry Disher 1998 single work novel ; The Drowning Dream Peter Burke 1998 single work novel
Old Broome's Human Sweep Michael Sharkey , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 April 1998; (p. 14)

— Review of Going Inland Pat Jacobs 1998 single work novel ; The Drowning Dream Peter Burke 1998 single work novel
Paperbacks Fiona Capp , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 April 1998; (p. 8)

— Review of Child Patti Miller 1998 single work novel ; The Drowning Dream Peter Burke 1998 single work novel
Welcome to Our Millenarian Dreams Thuy On , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 May 1998; (p. 8)

— Review of The Drowning Dream Peter Burke 1998 single work novel ; Mallawindy Joy Dettman 1998 single work novel
Accomplished but Perhaps a Little Too Clever Ian McFarlane , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 26 April 1998; (p. 22)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel ; The Drowning Dream Peter Burke 1998 single work novel
Disparate Fictions Dianne Dempsey , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 202 1998; (p. 23)

— Review of Three Dollars Elliot Perlman 1998 single work novel ; The Drowning Dream Peter Burke 1998 single work novel
A Sweeping Tale of Broome Katharine England , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 September 1998; (p. 23)

— Review of The Divine Wind Garry Disher 1998 single work novel ; The Drowning Dream Peter Burke 1998 single work novel
Old Broome's Human Sweep Michael Sharkey , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 27 April 1998; (p. 14)

— Review of Going Inland Pat Jacobs 1998 single work novel ; The Drowning Dream Peter Burke 1998 single work novel
Paperbacks Fiona Capp , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 April 1998; (p. 8)

— Review of Child Patti Miller 1998 single work novel ; The Drowning Dream Peter Burke 1998 single work novel
Welcome to Our Millenarian Dreams Thuy On , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 May 1998; (p. 8)

— Review of The Drowning Dream Peter Burke 1998 single work novel ; Mallawindy Joy Dettman 1998 single work novel
Narrative Examines the Cathartic Nature of Storytelling Paul Plisiewicz , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 13 no. 2 1999; (p. 123-124)

— Review of The Drowning Dream Peter Burke 1998 single work novel
A Surplus of Webbers. Unexpected Consequences of Writing Historical Fiction Peter Burke , 1999 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Westerly , Summer vol. 44 no. 4 1999; (p. 104-115)
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