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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Mrs Cook : The Real and Imagined Life of the Captain's Wife
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'In the great sweep of history, of winds, tides and seasons, there is a story of courage and survival that belongs not to a great sea captain, but to his wife.

'While James Cook circumnavigated the globe, travelling further than any man had before, Elizabeth Cook travelled with him in her thoughts, imagining the exotic, the sensual and the strange. There were months, sometimes years, with no word.

'But as James sailed into the blue, earning his place in history, Elizabeth Cook made discoveries of her own. Though she rarely left London, she was propelled on a journey into the far reaches of the human heart, a journey marked by James' departures and those of her six children, whom she lost one by one.

'This is a rich portrayal of the life of a woman whose passion and intellect matched that of her celebrated husband. It is a lyrical exploration of imagined interior worlds, shaped by historical fact. It is, above all, a celebration of love and endurance.' [publisher's summary]

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2002 .
      Extent: 375p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 1865088021

Works about this Work

Untitled Kristine Cooke , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 17 no. 3 2003; (p. 21-22)

— Review of Mrs Cook : The Real and Imagined Life of the Captain's Wife Marele Day , 2002 single work novel
Untitled Donna Lee Brien , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , August vol. 4 no. 1 2003;

— Review of Mrs Cook : The Real and Imagined Life of the Captain's Wife Marele Day , 2002 single work novel
Untitled Christine Choo , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 77 2003; (p. 146-147)

— Review of Mrs Cook : The Real and Imagined Life of the Captain's Wife Marele Day , 2002 single work novel
Untitled Christine Choo , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , March no. 13 2003;

— Review of Mrs Cook : The Real and Imagined Life of the Captain's Wife Marele Day , 2002 single work novel
Book Reviews Fiona McFarlane , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: State of the Arts , September - November 2002; (p. 106)

— Review of Wild Surmise Dorothy Porter , 2002 single work novel ; Mrs Cook : The Real and Imagined Life of the Captain's Wife Marele Day , 2002 single work novel
The Invisible Private Caroline Webb , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 14 no. 2 2002;

— Review of Mrs Cook : The Real and Imagined Life of the Captain's Wife Marele Day , 2002 single work novel
Untitled Christine Choo , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , March no. 13 2003;

— Review of Mrs Cook : The Real and Imagined Life of the Captain's Wife Marele Day , 2002 single work novel
Untitled Christine Choo , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 77 2003; (p. 146-147)

— Review of Mrs Cook : The Real and Imagined Life of the Captain's Wife Marele Day , 2002 single work novel
Untitled Donna Lee Brien , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , August vol. 4 no. 1 2003;

— Review of Mrs Cook : The Real and Imagined Life of the Captain's Wife Marele Day , 2002 single work novel
Untitled Kristine Cooke , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 17 no. 3 2003; (p. 21-22)

— Review of Mrs Cook : The Real and Imagined Life of the Captain's Wife Marele Day , 2002 single work novel
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