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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 The Last Rose of Summer
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'Kate, a strong-willed heiress determined to defy Edwardian convention... Odette, a fiercely independent and idealistic young journalist... Years apart yet inextricably linked by Zanana, the magnificent mansion they both love... From turn of the century India to contemporary Sydney, The Last Rose of Summer is a spellbinding saga of love, possession and intrigue, a story of bitter struggle and jealousy...of two women connected across the decades by the men who love them...and the magic of Zanana.' - back cover (Chippendale)


  • Dedication: To my uncle/ Jim Revitt/ For your love,/ For everything you've taught me/ And for all that you've done
  • Epigraph:

    'Tis the last rose of summer/ Left blooming alone;/ All her lovely companions/ Are faded and gone. (Thomas Moore 1779-1852)

    When the petals drop from the/ last rose of summer, winter's/ dark days descend.// Despair not, for spring and/ hope soon bloom again... (DM)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Das Dornenhaus: Roman
Language: German
    • Munich,
      Western Europe, Europe,
      Schneekluth ,
      2000 .
      Extent: 622p.
      ISBN: 3795116449

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.
  • Also large print.
  • Also braille.
Last amended 16 May 2019 15:15:42
  • c
    South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1900s
  • 1990s
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