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Half wild / Pip Smith
Bib ID 7382380
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Smith, Pip, 1983- author
 
Description Crows Nest, NSW : Allen & Unwin 2017 
©2017 
390 pages ; 24 cm 
ISBN 1760294640
9781760294649 (paperback)
Summary

Sydney, 1938. After being hit by a car on Oxford Street, sixty-three-year-old Jean Ford lies in a coma in Sydney Hospital. Memories come back to her - a murder trial, a life in prison - but with each prick of the needle her memories begin to shift. Wellington, 1885. Tally Ho doesn't need to go to school because she is going to be a fisherman or a cart driver or a butcher boy like Harry Crawford. Wellington is her town and she makes up the rules. Papa takes her fishing, Nonno teaches her how to jump fences on his horse Geronimo - life gallops on the way it should, until a brother, baby William, is born. Taking the advice of her hero, Harry Crawford, she runs away. Sydney, 1917. The burned body of a woman is discovered on the banks of the Lane Cove River. Was she a mad woman? A drunk who'd accidentally set herself on fire?

Notes

"Based on the true lives of Eugenia Falleni" -- Back cover.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-390)

Subjects Falleni, Eugenia, 1875-1938 -- Fiction.  |  Women -- New South Wales -- Sydney -- Fiction.  |  Transgender people -- Identity -- Fiction.  |  Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.  |  Children -- New Zealand -- Wellington -- Fiction.  |  Biographical fiction, Australian.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biographical fiction.  |  Historical fiction.

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