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y separately published work icon Voice of Destiny single work   novel   historical fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Voice of Destiny
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'Born to an Australian father and Italian mother in the Mallee country in the 1920s, Lucia is taken to Italy by her mother shortly before World War II. Trained at the word-famous Toscanini Conservatorium, she survives the horrors of war to become the world’s greatest dramatic soprano.

But she quarrels with her domineering mother, and spends years separated from her true love, while accusations of wartime collaboration threaten to destroy her reputation.

It is only when she discovers the love she can truly give to others that Lucia is able to come to terms with her own past.

Inspired by the lives of great singers such as Maria Callas, in a superb piece of storytelling Voice of Destiny lays bare what it means to be a woman and an artist in a world in conflict.' (Momentum Books website)

Notes

  • Dedication: This one is for Max.
  • Epigraph: Il mio destino e questo: O morte o amor! ( My destiny is either love or death!) (Arrigo Boito: La Gioconda)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2005 .
      Extent: 579p.
      ISBN: 0732276543
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Momentum Books , 2013 .
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      Source: Momentum Books
      ISBN: 9781743342428 (ebook)

Works about this Work

A Path Forged Amid the Tensions of Life Samela Harris , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 March 2005; (p. 11)

— Review of Voice of Destiny J. H. Fletcher , 2005 single work novel
A Path Forged Amid the Tensions of Life Samela Harris , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 March 2005; (p. 11)

— Review of Voice of Destiny J. H. Fletcher , 2005 single work novel
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