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The Floating Garden

The Floating Garden (Paperback)

By Ashmere, Emma

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Sydney, Milsons Point, 1926. Entire streets are being demolished for the building of the Harbour Bridge. Ellis Gilbey, landlady by day, gardening writer by night, is set to lose everything. Only the faith in the book shes writing, and hopes for a garden of her own, stave off desp...air. As the tight-knit community splinters and her familiar world crumbles, Ellis relives her escape to the city at sixteen, landing in the unlikely care of self-styled theosophist Minerva Stranks. When artist Rennie Howarth knocks on her door seeking refuge from a stifling upper-class life and an abusive husband, Ellis glimpses a chance to fulfil her dreams. The future looms uncertain while the past stays uncannily in pursuit. This beautiful novel evokes the hardships and the glories of Sydneys past and tells the little-known story of those made homeless to make way for the famous bridge. Peopled by bohemians and charlatans, earthy folk and fly-by-nighters, The Floating Garden is about shedding secrets, seizing second chances, and finding love amongst the ruins.
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ISBN 9781742199368
Published NZ 1 May 2015
Publisher Spinifex Press
Format Paperback
198 Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781742199368
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Spinifex Press
Imprint Spinifex Press
Published 1 May 2015
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Ashmere, Emma
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 272g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Sydney NSW - Fiction - History, Life change events, Sydney (N.S.W.) - History, Sydney Harbour Bridge (Sydney, N.S.W.), Australian fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade