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The Girl In The Painting (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Cooper, Tea

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  • Pub Date
    16 Dec 19

For readers of the The True Story of Maddie Bright, The Woman in the Green Dress and The Birdman's Wife comes this atmospheric and richly detailed Australian historical mystery from a bestselling Australian author. Maitland 1913 Miss Elizabeth Quinn is something of an institution... in Maitland Town. For longer than anyone could remember she and her brother, businessman Michael, have lived in the impressive two-storey stone house next to the church. When she is discovered cowering in the corner of the exhibition gallery at the Technical College the entire town knows something strange has come to pass. Was it the prehistoric remains or perhaps the taxidermy exhibition that had reduced the whale-boned encased pillar of society to a quivering mess? Or is there something odd about a striking painting on loan from the National Gallery? Mathematical savant Jane Piper is determined to find out. Deposited on the doorstep of the local orphanage as a baby, she owes her life and education to the Quinn's philanthropic ventures and Elizabeth has no one else to turn to. As the past and the present converge, Elizabeth's grip on reality loosens. Can Jane, with her logical brain and penchant for puzzles, unravel Elizabeth's story before it is too late? Ranging from the gritty reality of the Australian goldfields to the grand institutions of Sydney, the bucolic English countryside to the charm of Maitland Town, this compelling historical mystery in the company of an eccentric and original heroine is rich with atmosphere and detail. PRAISE FOR TEA COOPER 'Boasts strong female protagonists, an infectious fascination with the past, and the narrative skill to weave multiple timelines into a satisfying whole...smartly edited, cleanly written...easy to devour.' - Sydney Morning Herald on The Woman in the Green Dress 'Cooper is a welcome inclusion to the rising ranks of female-centred historical Australian novels.' - The Herald Sun on The Naturalist's Daughter
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ISBN 9781489270726
Published NZ 16 Dec 2019
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781489270726
Stock Release date is 16 December 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HQ Fiction
Published 16 Dec 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Cooper, Tea
Category Historical Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 470g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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