y A Distant Land single work   novel  
Is part of Jingera Trilogy Alison L. Booth 2010 series - author novel (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'Back in 1957, nine-year-old Zidra Vincent met Jim Cadwallader for the first time. Fourteen years later, their bond of friendship - forged during a childhood in the beautiful coastal town of Jingera - is still strong. But is friendship all they dream of?

'Jim is now a respected war correspondent in Cambodia, though he has plans to come home for good. Because there is something very important he wants to say to Zidra.

'Zidra, meanwhile, is an ambitious reporter at the Sydney Morning Chronicle, and the seeds of a major story have just landed in her lap. Life is looking good, if only she could share it with the man who knows her best.

'Then, while at work in the newsroom one morning, Zidra catches sight of a wire-service bulletin. A story out of Cambodia. The body of a Western journalist has been discovered near Phnom Penh.

'And her world collapses around her ...' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Book launched in Canberra by Dr Don Russell at the Bookshop, National Library of Australia, 20 June 2012.
  • Epigraph:

    Time present and time past
    Are both perhaps present in time future,
    And time future contained in time past.
    If all time is eternally present
    All time is unredeemable.
    What might have been is an abstraction 
    Remaining a perpetual possibility
    Only in a world of speculation.
    T.S. Eliot, 'Burnt Norton'
  • Dedication: For my family and in memory of PR.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Bantam Australia , 2012 .
      Extent: 298p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 June 2012.
      ISBN: 9781864711950 (ebk.), 9781864711943 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Broader Horizons Charlotte Harper , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 June 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of A Distant Land Alison L. Booth 2012 single work novel
Untitled Barbara Baker , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 June 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of A Distant Land Alison L. Booth 2012 single work novel
Broader Horizons Charlotte Harper , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 June 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of A Distant Land Alison L. Booth 2012 single work novel
Untitled Barbara Baker , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 June 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of A Distant Land Alison L. Booth 2012 single work novel
Last amended 1 Aug 2012 14:03:31
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    Cambodia,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • 1971
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