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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Finding Darcy
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"Darcy lives with her nurse mother, in a small coastal town. Her mother has to update her training and for three months, Darcy will live with her grandmother who is also caring for her own mother, Darcy’s great-grandmother. Four generations of women on their own. Darcy’s father died when she was a small child. Her grandfather is dead and mystery surrounds the death of the great-grandfather whose name she shares. All Darcy knows is that he died during the war. Discussion about him is forbidden, even by Mum. As if living with a grandmother she calls Misery and a great-grandmother she calls Batty isn’t bad enough, her class is set a living history assignment. They must interview their grandparents for family stories about World War II. Darcy can’t talk to her family so she begins to research herself. A misunderstanding at school leads to a spiralling episode of bullying. Darcy discovers allies in unexpected places and unwraps the secrets that have so dramatically impacted on four generations of her family." (Source: Aussie Reviews)

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  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has references to Japan.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fitzroy, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Dog Books , 2008 .
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      Extent: 278p.
      ISBN: 9781742030234 (pbk.)
    • Newtown, Marrickville - Camperdown area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Walker Books Australia , 2014 .
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      • Publication date: April 2014

      ISBN: 9781925081435 (ebook), 9781742590172 (ebook : epub), 9781742590158 (ebook : prc)

Works about this Work

Making a Future, Finding a Past Margaret Bromley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 March 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of Down River: The Wilcannia Mob Story Melinda Collie-Holmes , 2008 single work children's fiction ; Finding Darcy Sue Lawson , 2008 single work novel
Untitled Sharron Hewer , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 22 no. 2 2008; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Finding Darcy Sue Lawson , 2008 single work novel
[Untitled] Christy Fulcher , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 16 no. 3 2008; (p. 19)

— Review of Finding Darcy Sue Lawson , 2008 single work novel
In this review Fulcher maintains the novel 'Finding Darcy' is more than just another story about World War II, it is an example of the 'strength and integrity' of contemporary children's literature.
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 May 2008; (p. 34)

— Review of Finding Darcy Sue Lawson , 2008 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 May 2008; (p. 34)

— Review of Finding Darcy Sue Lawson , 2008 single work novel
[Untitled] Christy Fulcher , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 16 no. 3 2008; (p. 19)

— Review of Finding Darcy Sue Lawson , 2008 single work novel
In this review Fulcher maintains the novel 'Finding Darcy' is more than just another story about World War II, it is an example of the 'strength and integrity' of contemporary children's literature.
Making a Future, Finding a Past Margaret Bromley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 March 2009; (p. 18)

— Review of Down River: The Wilcannia Mob Story Melinda Collie-Holmes , 2008 single work children's fiction ; Finding Darcy Sue Lawson , 2008 single work novel
Untitled Sharron Hewer , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 22 no. 2 2008; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Finding Darcy Sue Lawson , 2008 single work novel
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