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Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'Jake Anderson is a proud Currency Lad with a swagger in his step and a joke for his mates, until he discovers the wife he's besotted with has left him, and taken their young daughter with her. Fuelled by revenge he starts a long search for his wife and vows never to trust 'good women' again.

Few people seem to think a Gypsy girl like Keziah Stanley could ever be a 'good woman'. Separated by the law from her beloved Gypsy husband, Keziah decides to travel to Australia to find the love of her life. Keziah boasts she can read anybody's future...but her own life is proving harder to read.

Daniel Browne already knows what his future will be - the life of a great artist. And he's determined to follow his dream; no matter what.

When this volatile trio is thrown together in colonial Australia, they form an extraordinary alliance that will challenge the establishment. Love, hate, survival and revenge - all will discover the truth.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Brian, Nicholas, Niki, Eadie and Donna.

    In memory of my parents, Fred and Dorothy Parsons, and my friend Anne Goldie Cousland

  • Epigraph: Australian history is almost always picturesque. Australian history does hot read like history - it is full of surprises and adventure, incongruities and incredibilities - but they are all true, they all happened.

    –Mark Twain

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Simon and Schuster , 2009 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 630p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes author's notes.
      ISBN: 9780731814121 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Me My Shelf I : Johanna Nicholls 2014 single work interview
— Appears in: Good Reading , August 2014; (p. 12-14)
She’s worked as a journalist and magazine feature writer in Sydney, Melbourne and London. But in 2009 Johanna Nicholls published her first historical saga, Ironbark, which she followed up with Ghost Gum Valley in 2012. Now she is about to bring out her third novel, The Lace Balcony. Here she tells us about how she researches and writes historical fiction and about the books that have inspired her.' (12)
Untitled Jeanette Tsoulos , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal , June vol. 19 no. 4 2010; (p. 197-198)

— Review of Ironbark Johanna Nicholls 2009 single work novel
Untitled Sharon Athanasos , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 9 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of Ironbark Johanna Nicholls 2009 single work novel
A Wild Colonial Saga Daniel Herborn , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 13 September 2009; (p. 13)

— Review of Ironbark Johanna Nicholls 2009 single work novel
Untitled Sharon Athanasos , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 9 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of Ironbark Johanna Nicholls 2009 single work novel
A Wild Colonial Saga Daniel Herborn , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 13 September 2009; (p. 13)

— Review of Ironbark Johanna Nicholls 2009 single work novel
Untitled Jeanette Tsoulos , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal , June vol. 19 no. 4 2010; (p. 197-198)

— Review of Ironbark Johanna Nicholls 2009 single work novel
Me My Shelf I : Johanna Nicholls 2014 single work interview
— Appears in: Good Reading , August 2014; (p. 12-14)
She’s worked as a journalist and magazine feature writer in Sydney, Melbourne and London. But in 2009 Johanna Nicholls published her first historical saga, Ironbark, which she followed up with Ghost Gum Valley in 2012. Now she is about to bring out her third novel, The Lace Balcony. Here she tells us about how she researches and writes historical fiction and about the books that have inspired her.' (12)
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