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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Skylarking
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'Kate and Harriet are best friends who are growing up together on an isolated Australian cape in the 1880s. As daughters of the lighthouse keepers, the two girls share everything, until a fisherman, McPhail, arrives in their small community. When Kate witnesses the desire that flares between him and Harriet, she is torn by her feelings of envy and longing. Ultimately, a moment of skylarking in McPhail’s hut changes everything.

'Inspired by a true story, Skylarking, reimagines the events learning up to the shooting at Cape St George Lighthouse and the lives of two determined young women coming of age at that point in Australian history.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Gracie and Etta, may you know friendship, as I have, in all its ferocity and wonder.
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2016 .
      1738739475834577018.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 282p.
      Note/s:
      • Published August 2016
      ISBN: 9781863958301

Works about this Work

The Powerful Bonds That Ease Constraint Thuy On , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 21) The Saturday Age , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 20)

— Review of Skylarking Kate Mildenhall 2016 single work novel
Skylarking Review: Kate Mildenhall's Historical Novel of Girls' Friendship Thuy On , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 30 July 2016;

— Review of Skylarking Kate Mildenhall 2016 single work novel
'Skylarking seems a rather jaunty title for a story about (unrequited) love and loss, but before we arrive at the unexpectedly tragic swerve in the narrative there's a lot of joy in Kate Mildenhall's debut. Inspired by a true-life case, it's a historical fiction set in a small lighthouse community on the coast of Australia in the 1880s. ...'
Remaking History Angela E. Andrewes (interviewer), 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , May vol. 95 no. 4 2016; (p. 24)
'Kate Mildenhall’s Skylarking is a historical novel about an intense female friendship. Reviewer Angela Andrewes spoke to the author.'
History Is A Many-Sided Thing Naomi Riddle , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , November 2016;

— Review of Wild Island Jennifer Livett 2016 single work novel ; Skylarking Kate Mildenhall 2016 single work novel ; Music and Freedom Zoe Morrison 2016 single work novel
In Love with Literary Allusions Joy Lawn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 December 2016; (p. 34)

— Review of Words in Deep Blue Cath Crowley 2016 single work novel ; Skylarking Kate Mildenhall 2016 single work novel ; Quest of the Sunfish Mardi McConnochie 2016 series - author children's fiction ; Goldenhand Garth Nix 2016 single work novel
Skylarking Review: Kate Mildenhall's Historical Novel of Girls' Friendship Thuy On , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 30 July 2016;

— Review of Skylarking Kate Mildenhall 2016 single work novel
'Skylarking seems a rather jaunty title for a story about (unrequited) love and loss, but before we arrive at the unexpectedly tragic swerve in the narrative there's a lot of joy in Kate Mildenhall's debut. Inspired by a true-life case, it's a historical fiction set in a small lighthouse community on the coast of Australia in the 1880s. ...'
The Powerful Bonds That Ease Constraint Thuy On , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 21) The Saturday Age , 6-7 August 2016; (p. 20)

— Review of Skylarking Kate Mildenhall 2016 single work novel
Review : Skylarking Rowena Morcom , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , August 2016; (p. 38)

— Review of Skylarking Kate Mildenhall 2016 single work novel
In Love with Literary Allusions Joy Lawn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 December 2016; (p. 34)

— Review of Words in Deep Blue Cath Crowley 2016 single work novel ; Skylarking Kate Mildenhall 2016 single work novel ; Quest of the Sunfish Mardi McConnochie 2016 series - author children's fiction ; Goldenhand Garth Nix 2016 single work novel
History Is A Many-Sided Thing Naomi Riddle , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , November 2016;

— Review of Wild Island Jennifer Livett 2016 single work novel ; Skylarking Kate Mildenhall 2016 single work novel ; Music and Freedom Zoe Morrison 2016 single work novel
Remaking History Angela E. Andrewes (interviewer), 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , May vol. 95 no. 4 2016; (p. 24)
'Kate Mildenhall’s Skylarking is a historical novel about an intense female friendship. Reviewer Angela Andrewes spoke to the author.'
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