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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'In Australia in the 1840s, the lives of two very different women intersect. Ellis MacRorie is shipped to Victoria from her Scottish homeland by her bankrupt father; Leerpeen Weelan, her Aboriginal servant known as Louisa, has lost her tribe in a bloody act of violence.

'Forced to marry a man she does not love, and isolated from all society, Ellis is resigned to a solitary life on the remote Western District homestead of Strathcarron. After the tragic death of two babies, she is ready is give up altogether. Although Louisa has endured dispossession and the loss of her own family, she becomes a steadfast source of guidance, friendship and strength for Ellis. When the American Romantic landscape painter, sketcher and collector Sanford P. Hart comes to stay at Strathcarron, the two women are transformed forever - in both enriching and devastating measures.

'One hundred and fifty years later, ambitious assistant curator Cornelia, researching an exhibition on S. P. Hart for the National Gallery of Victoria, makes a remarkable discovery that has the potential to rewrite history. However, it is not Hart's paintings that offer a glimpse into the untold events of nineteenth-century rural Australia, but rather something very rare . . .

'The Longing is a novel about loss, finding home and the significance of history - what is recorded and what is left unknown.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Michael and James.
  • Epigraph:
    The epigraph comprises a quote from Deborah Bird Rose's Nourishing Terrains (1996). The quote begins: Country in Aboriginal English is not only a common noun but also a proper noun. People talk about country in the same way they talk about a person: they speak to country, sing to country, visit country, worry about country, feel sorry for country, and long for country...

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage , 2012 .
      Extent: 359p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 February 2012.
      ISBN: 9781864712704 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 11 February 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of The Longing Candice Bruce 2012 single work novel
Candice Bruce Linda Morris , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 February 2012; (p. 30-31)
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
Fiction Cheryl Jorgensen , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 March 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of The Longing Candice Bruce 2012 single work novel
Satisfying Fare for Art Sleuths Claudia Hyles , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 March 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of The Longing Candice Bruce 2012 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 March 2012; (p. 34)

— Review of The Longing Candice Bruce 2012 single work novel
Umbra Penumbra Francesca Sasnaitis , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 340 2012; (p. 43)

— Review of The Longing Candice Bruce 2012 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 April 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of The Longing Candice Bruce 2012 single work novel
Artbooks Sally Blakeney , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Art and Australia , Summer vol. 50 no. 2 2012; (p. 321)

— Review of The Longing Candice Bruce 2012 single work novel ; Autumn Laing Alex Miller 2011 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 11 February 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of The Longing Candice Bruce 2012 single work novel
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
Fiction Cheryl Jorgensen , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 March 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of The Longing Candice Bruce 2012 single work novel
Satisfying Fare for Art Sleuths Claudia Hyles , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 March 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of The Longing Candice Bruce 2012 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 March 2012; (p. 34)

— Review of The Longing Candice Bruce 2012 single work novel
Umbra Penumbra Francesca Sasnaitis , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 340 2012; (p. 43)

— Review of The Longing Candice Bruce 2012 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 April 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of The Longing Candice Bruce 2012 single work novel
Artbooks Sally Blakeney , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Art and Australia , Summer vol. 50 no. 2 2012; (p. 321)

— Review of The Longing Candice Bruce 2012 single work novel ; Autumn Laing Alex Miller 2011 single work novel
Candice Bruce Linda Morris , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 February 2012; (p. 30-31)
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