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Is part of The Matilda Saga Jackie French , 2010 series - author novel (number 4 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 To Love a Sunburnt Country
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'The year is 1942 and the world is at war. Nancy Clancy is 16 and left school to spend a year droving, just like her grandfather Clancy of the Overflow was famed for. Now Nancy's family has sent her to Malaya to bring home her sister-in-law Moira and baby Gavin. Moira is British and married to Nancy's brother Ben, who is now a soldier. Malaya is under threat from the Japanese, but despite the warnings Moira has resisted leaving as she wants to stay near her husband.

'When Malaya is invaded, Nancy, Moira and Gavin are fortunate to get out before Singapore falls. When their ship is bombed they end up stranded on an island where they, and some other colonial women, are captured. There begins the nightmare and horror of internment in a Japanese camp. Back home at Gibber's Creek families are doing their bit for the war. They worry constantly about their men who are fighting - and now those who are missing after Singapore falls.

'Written by one of Australia's most respected and admired authors, To Love a Sunburnt Country is powerful, compelling and confronting and a book that pulls no punches. Filled with emotional truth and heartfelt agony, this book is truly unforgettable.' (Publication summary)

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    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins Australia , 2014 .
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      Extent: 496p.
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      • Published: 1st December 2014
      ISBN: 9781743099841

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[Review] To Love a Sunburnt Country Belinda Willis , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 31 Jaunary 2015; (p. 26)

— Review of To Love a Sunburnt Country Jackie French , 2014 single work children's fiction
War and Sentiment Gillian Dooley , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 368 2015; (p. 24)

— Review of To Love a Sunburnt Country Jackie French , 2014 single work children's fiction
Author Jackie Back to Where Her Story Began Phil Brown , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 December 2014; (p. 45)
War and Sentiment Gillian Dooley , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 368 2015; (p. 24)

— Review of To Love a Sunburnt Country Jackie French , 2014 single work children's fiction
[Review] To Love a Sunburnt Country Belinda Willis , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 31 Jaunary 2015; (p. 26)

— Review of To Love a Sunburnt Country Jackie French , 2014 single work children's fiction
Author Jackie Back to Where Her Story Began Phil Brown , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 December 2014; (p. 45)
Last amended 31 May 2019 13:04:32
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  • Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • 1942
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