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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 A Distant Prospect
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'Australia promised a fresh start for Lucy Straughan and her father when they fled war-torn Ireland. Instead, Lucy was stricken by polio.

'Having mastered the cello during her prolonged confinement, Lucy is now fifteen, lonely and full of questions. Suddenly she is thrust into a string quartet and meets quixotic Della Sotheby, hot-headed Pim Connolly and precocious Phoebe Raye. The experience transforms each of their lives as they forge friendships and share not a few family secrets.

Set against the vivid backdrop of 1920s Sydney, A Distant Prospect is an intimate, hilarious and ultimately deeply moving coming-of-age adventure told with a touch of poetry by a quintessentially Irish narrator.' (Publication summary)

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Poliomyelitis.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Lorn, Maitland area, Hunter Valley, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,: Distant Prospect Publishing , 2014 .
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      Extent: 598p.
      • Published: 1st February 2012
      ISBN: 9780987435118, 9780987435101, 0987435108
Last amended 19 Mar 2018 09:52:01
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1920s
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