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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'End of school is a crucial time for life -making decisions.Eighteen year old best friends Dessi Cowan, Lilbet's grandniece, and her best friend Emma Simpson have planned a celebratory trip to the Gold Coast.

Emma is an artist, Dessi a poet; their mothers long term 'best friends'. In the past the girls have always been there for each other and this relationship is central to their lives. However, when Emma meets charming Adbul Malouf and Dessi is forced to stay in Melbourne to recover from a car accident, Emma asks her friend to look after Abdul while she is away. On the Gold Coast Emma meets up with her father and participates in some of the Schoolies activities. Her closest male friend Sasha, convinced he might be 'gay', takes her to a 'gay' club and then realises he is really 'straight'.

In Melbourne Dessi is totally infatuated with Abdul who takes her home twice. Though his parents are openly appalled at his taking up with a non-Moslem girl, for Dessi his 'stop-start' behaviour only makes him more desirable. When Emma's mother is diagnosed with cancer, Emma cuts short her holiday only to be confronted by Dessi's duplicity. As the story progresses both girls must spend a lot of time coming to terms with these events.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • The Sequel to Lilbet’s Romance

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Briar Hill, Watsonia - Greensborough - Plenty area, Melbourne - Northeast, Melbourne, Victoria,: CPM Publications , 2012 .
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      Extent: 229p.
      Note/s:
      • (ebook: Kindle)
      • Published November 12, 2013
      ISBN: 9781920787219

Works about this Work

A Writer's Personal Journey Goldie Alexander , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 35 2013; (p. 7-9)
Dessi’s Romance by Goldie Alexander Nina Lim , 2013 review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , February 2013;

— Review of Dessi's Romance Goldie Alexander 2012 single work novel
Dessi’s Romance by Goldie Alexander Nina Lim , 2013 review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , February 2013;

— Review of Dessi's Romance Goldie Alexander 2012 single work novel
A Writer's Personal Journey Goldie Alexander , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Lu Rees Archives Notes, Books and Authors , no. 35 2013; (p. 7-9)
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