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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'"'He goes down the stairs, singing Johnny Cash. It's a song about a man who's fallen real low, but he's not low, he's forty-three years old today, there's still time. You never know what is waiting, you just never know. This morning he can hope. And this is the thing he doesn't ever talk about: He wants to be a father, now, not later, he doesn't want to waste one more minute of his life." David Quinn's dream of family has for years eluded him. Surely what he wants is simple? It's only what other men have, but there's no woman in his life, and now that he's living on a remote island in the Atlantic, do his hopes still stand a chance?

'It's summer on the Irish island of Inishmore, and the tourists are arriving. They're coming for the wild beauty and the five thousand years of history, the Celtic legends and the burial sites of saints. They're coming for the drink and the sex and the craic. Seventeen-year-old Esther Bradley has come from Fremantle, on the west coast of Australia. On harsh Inishmore, where people have always struggled to survive, she is battling the landscape of her own mind. David Quinn is reluctant to catch Esther when she tumbles dangerously into his life, but happiness is about to burst upon him, and every simple thing he's wanted will soon be close enough to touch. But is anything ever really simple any more?

'Set among the ancient stories of the haunting Aran Islands, reaching to London in the 1980s and contemporary Australia, this is an unforgettable love story about life's wounds to the spirit and flesh, and the hope we all have for healing, for one more lucky roll of the dice.' (From the publisher's website.)

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    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2012 .
      Extent: 291p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 March 2012.
      ISBN: 9781741668254 (pbk.), 9781742756370 (ebk.)

Works about this Work

Bridget Jones, It Seems, Has a Male Equivalent Thuy On , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 March 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Sweet Old World Deborah Robertson 2012 single work novel ; The Longing Candice Bruce 2012 single work novel
Younger by the Minute Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 March 2012; (p. 30-31) The Saturday Age , 3 March 2012; (p. 30-31)
Wishful Dreaming of Fatherhood Diane Stubbings , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 March 2012; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Sweet Old World Deborah Robertson 2012 single work novel
Fiction Adair Jones , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 - 11 March 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Sweet Old World Deborah Robertson 2012 single work novel
For the Love of Unborn Babies Debra Adelaide , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 March-1 April 2012; (p. 34)

— Review of Sweet Old World Deborah Robertson 2012 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 March 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Sweet Old World Deborah Robertson 2012 single work novel ; Fish-Hair Woman Merlinda Bobis 2012 single work novel
Accidents of Fate Peter Pierce , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6-7 April 2012; (p. 29)

— Review of Sweet Old World Deborah Robertson 2012 single work novel
Fifty Shades of Great Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 3)
So many books, so little time - literary editor Susan Wyndham rounds up the years best.
Bridget Jones, It Seems, Has a Male Equivalent Thuy On , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 March 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Sweet Old World Deborah Robertson 2012 single work novel ; The Longing Candice Bruce 2012 single work novel
Wishful Dreaming of Fatherhood Diane Stubbings , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 March 2012; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Sweet Old World Deborah Robertson 2012 single work novel
Fiction Adair Jones , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 - 11 March 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Sweet Old World Deborah Robertson 2012 single work novel
For the Love of Unborn Babies Debra Adelaide , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 31 March-1 April 2012; (p. 34)

— Review of Sweet Old World Deborah Robertson 2012 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 March 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Sweet Old World Deborah Robertson 2012 single work novel ; Fish-Hair Woman Merlinda Bobis 2012 single work novel
Accidents of Fate Peter Pierce , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6-7 April 2012; (p. 29)

— Review of Sweet Old World Deborah Robertson 2012 single work novel
Younger by the Minute Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 March 2012; (p. 30-31) The Saturday Age , 3 March 2012; (p. 30-31)
Fifty Shades of Great Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 3)
So many books, so little time - literary editor Susan Wyndham rounds up the years best.
Last amended 13 Mar 2012 10:55:07
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  • Aran Islands,
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    Ireland,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,
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