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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Burning Fields
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'1948 The world is struggling to regain a sense of balance after the devastation of World War II, and the sugar cane–growing community of Piri River in northern Queensland is no exception.

'As returned servicemen endeavour to adjust to their pre–war lives, women who had worked for the war effort are expected to embrace traditional roles once more.
Rosie Stanton finds it difficult to return to the family farm after years working for the Australian Women's Army Service. Reminders are everywhere of the brothers she lost in the war and she is unable to understand her father's contempt for Italians, especially the Conti family next door. When her father takes ill, Rosie challenges tradition by managing the farm, but outside influences are determined to see her fail.

'Desperate to leave his turbulent history behind, Tomas Conti has left Italy to join his family in Piri River. Tomas struggles to adapt in Australia–until he meets Rosie. Her easy–going nature and positive outlook help him forget the life he's escaped. But as their relationship grows, so do tensions between the two families until the situation becomes explosive.

'When a long–hidden family secret is discovered and Tomas's mysterious past is revealed, everything Rosie believes is shattered. Will she risk all to rebuild her family or will she lose the only man she's ever loved?'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Mira Books , 2018 .
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      Extent: 320p.p.
      Reprinted: 2019
      • Published 21 May 2018.

      ISBN: 9781489256591, 1489256598
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      United States of America (USA),
      Lyrical Press ,
      2018 .
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      Extent: 257p.
      • Published: 6th November 2018
      ISBN: 9781516109173

Other Formats

  • Dyslexic edition.
  • Braille.
  • Large print.
  • Sound recording.
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