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Is part of Duffy/Macintosh Family Saga Peter Watt , 1999 series - author novel (number 5 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 To Touch the Clouds
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'They had all forgotten the curse... Except one... Until it touched them. I will tell you of those times when the whitefella touched the clouds and lightning came down on the earth for many years.

In 1914, the storm clouds of war are gathering. Matthew Duffy and his cousin Alexander Macintosh are sent by Colonel Patrick Duffy to conduct reconnaissance on German-controlled New Guinea. At the same time, Alexander's sister, Fenella, is making a name for herself in the burgeoning Australian film industry. But someone close to them has an agenda of his own - someone who would betray not only his family but his country to satisfy his greed and lust for power. As the world teeters on the brink of conflict, one family is plunged into a nightmare of murder, drugs, treachery and treason. To Touch the Clouds is a powerful continuation of Peter Watt's much-loved saga of the Duffy and Macintosh clan, begun in The Cry of the Curlew.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Book 5 of the Duffy/Macintosh Family Saga Series
  • Dedication: For Naomi and Monique
  • Epigraph:

    For his eyes have been full with a smouldering thought;

    But he dreams of the hunts of yore,

    And of foes that he sought, and of fights that he fought

    With those who will battle no more -

    Who will go to the battle no more.

    'The Last of His Tribe', Henry Kendall

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Macmillan Australia , 2009 .
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      Extent: 433p.
      Description: geneal. table
      ISBN: 9781405039406 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

[Review] To Touch the Clouds Sooz Lomas , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher , November vol. 89 no. 4 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of To Touch the Clouds Peter Watt , 2009 single work novel
[Review] To Touch the Clouds Sooz Lomas , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher , November vol. 89 no. 4 2009; (p. 36)

— Review of To Touch the Clouds Peter Watt , 2009 single work novel
Last amended 22 Oct 2013 14:11:45
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Settings:
  • Townsville, Townsville area, Marlborough - Mackay - Townsville area, Queensland,
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    South Africa,
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    Southern Africa, Africa,
  • Palestine, Middle East, Asia,
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    Papua New Guinea,
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    Pacific Region,
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