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Is part of Time Slip Belinda Murrell , 2009 series - author children's fiction (number 5 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 The River Charm
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'A river pebble on a charm bracelet has an astonishing true story to tell, of one family's bravery and survival in harsh colonial Australia . . .

'When artistic Millie visits a long-lost aunt, she learns the true story of her family's tragic past. Could the mysterious ghost girl Millie has painted be her own ancestor?'

'In 1839, Charlotte Atkinson lives at Oldbury, a gracious estate in the Australian bush, with her Mamma and her sisters and brother. But after the death of Charlotte's father, things start to go terribly wrong. There are murderous convicts and marauding bushrangers. Worst of all, Charlotte's new stepfather is cruel and unpredictable. '

'Frightened for their lives, the family flees on horseback to a stockman's hut in the wilderness. Charlotte's mother and the children must fight to save their property, their independence and their very right to be a family. Will they ever return together to their beautiful home?' (Publisher's blurb)

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House , 2013 .
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      Extent: 302p.
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      • Published 2 June 2013
      ISBN: 174275712X (pbk.), 9781742757124 (pbk.)

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  • Also braille.
  • Also large print.

Works about this Work

The River Charm by Belinda Murrell Marian McGuinness , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , July 2013;

— Review of The River Charm Belinda Murrell , 2013 single work children's fiction
[Review] The River Charm Pauline Hosking , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 21 no. 2 2013; (p. 28)

— Review of The River Charm Belinda Murrell , 2013 single work children's fiction
[Review] The River Charm Tina Cavanough , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 28 no. 2 2013; (p. 39)

— Review of The River Charm Belinda Murrell , 2013 single work children's fiction
[Review] The River Charm Tina Cavanough , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 28 no. 2 2013; (p. 39)

— Review of The River Charm Belinda Murrell , 2013 single work children's fiction
[Review] The River Charm Pauline Hosking , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 21 no. 2 2013; (p. 28)

— Review of The River Charm Belinda Murrell , 2013 single work children's fiction
The River Charm by Belinda Murrell Marian McGuinness , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , July 2013;

— Review of The River Charm Belinda Murrell , 2013 single work children's fiction
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