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'A murder mystery and comedy of manners that is never what it seems.

'When brothers Arcadia and Otto Cirque arrive in a fading gold-mining town with their travelling circus, Saturnalia, the town and the life of young Mary Ann Ward will never be the same. Months later, the flamboyant Arcadia Cirque is found dead, a pregnant Marianne Ward goes missing and Otto Cirque sets off in pursuit of her.

'These dramatic events echo down the decades to Mrs Ivorie Hammer, who is dealing with her own problems. Pregnant and vexed by recent catastrophic events in her home town, she discovers that her own origins are not as she thought. As the small community of Pitch is scandalized by several mysterious deaths and disappearances, it is Ivorie's secret history that holds the key to the truth.

'The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer is an imaginative epic that weaves together a Dickensian sense of mystery, colourful characters and a township at social war with itself. It is a unique and playful literary novel that announces the arrival of a dynamic new Australian writing talent.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Greta and Sukey

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2012 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of University of Queensland Press.
      Extent: 323p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 22nd August 2012
      ISBN: 9780702249211 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Michelle Austin , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 5 no. 2 2013;

— Review of The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer Edwina Preston , 2012 single work novel
Untitled Jan Robinson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Inscribe , Summer no. 7 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer Edwina Preston , 2012 single work novel
Untitled Gillian Dooley , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2012 - January 2013 no. 347 2012; (p. 52)

— Review of The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer Edwina Preston , 2012 single work novel
A Modern Tale Steeped in Sepia Tones Bethanie Blanchard , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27 - 28 October 2012; (p. 24-25)

— Review of The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer Edwina Preston , 2012 single work novel
Dust and Gold in the World of a Travelling Circus Kirsten Krauth , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 October 2012; (p. 25) The Saturday Age , 27 October 2012; (p. 36) The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 October 2012; (p. 35)

— Review of The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer Edwina Preston , 2012 single work novel
Dust and Gold in the World of a Travelling Circus Kirsten Krauth , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 October 2012; (p. 25) The Saturday Age , 27 October 2012; (p. 36) The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 October 2012; (p. 35)

— Review of The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer Edwina Preston , 2012 single work novel
A Modern Tale Steeped in Sepia Tones Bethanie Blanchard , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27 - 28 October 2012; (p. 24-25)

— Review of The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer Edwina Preston , 2012 single work novel
Untitled Gillian Dooley , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2012 - January 2013 no. 347 2012; (p. 52)

— Review of The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer Edwina Preston , 2012 single work novel
Untitled Jan Robinson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Inscribe , Summer no. 7 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer Edwina Preston , 2012 single work novel
Untitled Michelle Austin , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 5 no. 2 2013;

— Review of The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer Edwina Preston , 2012 single work novel
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