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The Denniston Rose
  

The Denniston Rose (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

By Pattrick, Jenny
Read by Hood, Kate

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The bleak coal-mining settlement of Denniston, isolated high on a plateau above New Zealand's West Coast, is a place that makes or breaks those who live there. At the time of this novel - the 1880s - the only way to reach the makeshift collection of huts, tents and saloons is to ...climb aboard an empty coal-wagon to be hauled 2000 feet up the terrifying steep Incline - the cable-haulage system that brings the coal down the railway line. All sorts arrive here to work the mines and bring down the coal: ex-goldminers down on their luck, others running from the law or from a woman or worse. They work alongside recruited English miners, solid and skilled, who scorn these disorganised misfits and want them off the Hill. Into this chaotic community come five-year-old Rose and her mother, riding up the Incline, at night, during a storm. No one else knows what has driven them there, but most agree the mother must be desperate to choose Denniston; worse, to choose that drunkard, Jimmy Cork, as bedfellow. The mother has her reasons and her plans, which she tells no one. The indomitable Rose is left to fend for herself. finding allies and enemies in her struggle to secure a place in this tough and often agressive community. The Denniston Rose is about isolation and survival. It is the story of a spirited child, who, in appaling conditions, remains a survivor.
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ISBN 9781743162002
Published NZ 1 Apr 2013
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Format Audio disc/Other, Unabridged edition
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ISBN-13 9781743162002
Stock Available
Status In stock at supplier; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Bolinda Publishing
Imprint Bolinda Audio Books
Published 1 Apr 2013
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Audio disc/Other, Unabridged edition
 › 3 other possible formats available
Edition Unabridged edition
Author(s) By Pattrick, Jenny
Read by Hood, Kate
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Australian
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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