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y The Plantation single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'When Australian Julie Reagan discovers a book written about wild Malaysia in the 1970s, she decides to find out more about the author - her great aunt. Why did her grandmother refuse to speak about her sister who disappeared from the family, 60 years before? What caused such a severe rift?

'Julie is invited to stay with her cousins who run the plantation founded by her great grandfather in Malaya a hundred years ago, and she decides to visit in the hope of finding clues to this family mystery. What Julie finds sends her spiralling through generations of loves, deaths, tragedy and the challenges of the present until she discovers her grandmother's shocking secret.' (From the publisher's website.)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2010 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 458p.
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      • Publication date: 1 November 2010.
      ISBN: 9781405039987 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Australians and the Pacific Rim : The Contested Past in the Popular Fiction of Di Morrissey Rebecca Ling , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture , vol. 2 no. 2 2013; (p. 211-220)
'Former print and television journalist Di Morrissey is Australia's biggest-selling writer of popular fiction. Her novels incrementally construct an Australia re-shaped for the new century through the interplay of significant social forces and demographic shifts. Her imaginary also places Australian culture within a global network of affiliations generated by the colonial and imperial past, as well as by more recent strategic alliances, and encompasses some of the darker elements of Australia's collective inheritance. The critical reception of Morrissey's work, however, has hitherto been scant and dismissive. Yet the Pacific Rim novels - Tears of the Moon, Scatter the Stars, Kimberley Sun, Monsoon, and The Plantation - can be read within perspectives afforded by dark tourism research and theories of cognitive dissonance, revealing that they subvert widely received understandings of Australia's relationships within the Pacific region and constitute a subliminal force for public education.' (Author's abstract 211)
Exotic Blend Brings Together Fact and Fantasy Eleanor Limprecht , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 January 2011; (p. 7)

— Review of The Plantation Di Morrissey 2010 single work novel
Untitled Amelia Broadstock , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 February 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of The Plantation Di Morrissey 2010 single work novel
Fiction Reviews Barbara Baker , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 - 21 November 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of The Plantation Di Morrissey 2010 single work novel
Untitled Rebecca Butterworth , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , November vol. 90 no. 4 2010; (p. 38)

— Review of The Plantation Di Morrissey 2010 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Owen Richardson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 December 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of The Plantation Di Morrissey 2010 single work novel
Location Booked In Christine Antoniou , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Progress Leader , 2 November 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of The Plantation Di Morrissey 2010 single work novel
Fiction Reviews Barbara Baker , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 - 21 November 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of The Plantation Di Morrissey 2010 single work novel
Untitled Rebecca Butterworth , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , November vol. 90 no. 4 2010; (p. 38)

— Review of The Plantation Di Morrissey 2010 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Owen Richardson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 December 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of The Plantation Di Morrissey 2010 single work novel
Exotic Blend Brings Together Fact and Fantasy Eleanor Limprecht , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 January 2011; (p. 7)

— Review of The Plantation Di Morrissey 2010 single work novel
Untitled Amelia Broadstock , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 February 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of The Plantation Di Morrissey 2010 single work novel
Location Booked In Christine Antoniou , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Progress Leader , 2 November 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of The Plantation Di Morrissey 2010 single work novel
Australians and the Pacific Rim : The Contested Past in the Popular Fiction of Di Morrissey Rebecca Ling , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture , vol. 2 no. 2 2013; (p. 211-220)
'Former print and television journalist Di Morrissey is Australia's biggest-selling writer of popular fiction. Her novels incrementally construct an Australia re-shaped for the new century through the interplay of significant social forces and demographic shifts. Her imaginary also places Australian culture within a global network of affiliations generated by the colonial and imperial past, as well as by more recent strategic alliances, and encompasses some of the darker elements of Australia's collective inheritance. The critical reception of Morrissey's work, however, has hitherto been scant and dismissive. Yet the Pacific Rim novels - Tears of the Moon, Scatter the Stars, Kimberley Sun, Monsoon, and The Plantation - can be read within perspectives afforded by dark tourism research and theories of cognitive dissonance, revealing that they subvert widely received understandings of Australia's relationships within the Pacific region and constitute a subliminal force for public education.' (Author's abstract 211)
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