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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 A Net Full of Honey
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'Far north Queensland: the early 1920s. The three Dalton sisters - mercurial Belle, practical Molly, studious Josie, live together in Mrs Saunders's boarding house on Melton Hill, Townsville. Belle has stardust in her eyes as she tours the ranges with the dancing and singing "Rainbow Ramblers". Molly is head cook at King's Hotel ... Josie's bookish ambitions are thwarted by poverty and the rigid moral code of the time. "Those Dalton girls" are loved and respected by their friends, who include Nicos, owner of the Greek cafe; the gentle Hop Choy family; Fisherman Fred; and the irrepressible Harry Bartlett, photographer.' (Source: Back cover.)

Notes

  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to Stella 1 and Stella 2 and to the rest of the Dubbo clan, who have given me so much love, laughter and inspiration over the years.
  • Epigraph: No man, or woman, can capture happiness and hold it fast. It's like a net full of honey. It escapes; it cannot stay.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it contains Chinese characters.
  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Leprosy.
    Type of character Primary and secondary.
    Point of view Third person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Anne Briggs , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 11 no. 3 1996; (p. 36)

— Review of A Net Full of Honey Estelle Pinney , 1996 single work novel
Untitled Margot Hillel , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 40 no. 3 1996; (p. 37)

— Review of A Net Full of Honey Estelle Pinney , 1996 single work novel
Streetwise and Lifewise Barry Carozzi , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 185 1996; (p. 61)

— Review of A Net Full of Honey Estelle Pinney , 1996 single work novel ; Streetwise John Maddocks , 1996 single work novel
Untitled Margot Hillel , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 40 no. 3 1996; (p. 37)

— Review of A Net Full of Honey Estelle Pinney , 1996 single work novel
Untitled Anne Briggs , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 11 no. 3 1996; (p. 36)

— Review of A Net Full of Honey Estelle Pinney , 1996 single work novel
Streetwise and Lifewise Barry Carozzi , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 185 1996; (p. 61)

— Review of A Net Full of Honey Estelle Pinney , 1996 single work novel ; Streetwise John Maddocks , 1996 single work novel

Awards

1996 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards The Ethel Turner Prize for Children's Writing
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  • Townsville, Townsville area, Marlborough - Mackay - Townsville area, Queensland,
  • 1920s
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