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The Light Horseman's Daughter

The Light Horseman's Daughter

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by David Crookes
     
 

While resisting eviction from the Queensland family property at the start of the Great Depression, Emma McKenna's father is shot dead. Emma is left destitute, with her crippled mother and twelve-year-old twin brothers to care for. But she is not easily defeated and fights back.In her struggle to survive she must overcome, heartless wealthy relatives, racial bigotry

Overview

While resisting eviction from the Queensland family property at the start of the Great Depression, Emma McKenna's father is shot dead. Emma is left destitute, with her crippled mother and twelve-year-old twin brothers to care for. But she is not easily defeated and fights back.In her struggle to survive she must overcome, heartless wealthy relatives, racial bigotry, child abuse, corrupt financiers and choose between the love of two very different men: one a wealthy Sydney lawyer involved with the New Guard, a paramilitary anti-communist movement, and the other, a persecuted and penniless left-wing activist.The Light Horseman's Daughter offers a panoramic view of Australia in the 1930's—the big landowners of the outback, the corrupt bankers who supported them, the well-heeled elite of Sydney's affluent eastern suburbs, the abject poverty of the victims of the Depression, the idealists who joined the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War .This award-winning novel weaves all this into a riveting story with the human element at its heart. Emma McKenna is a heroine to remember

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011152078
Publisher:
David Crookes
Publication date:
12/15/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
441 KB

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Meet the Author

David Crookes self-published his first novel BLACKBIRD in 1996. It was quickly picked up by Hodder Headline, now HATCHETTE GROUP, and became a best seller in multiple editions, as did THE LIGHT HORSEMAN'S DAUGHTER and SOMEDAY SOON and other titles. Now most of his many novels are available as ebooks. David was born in Southampton, England. After living in Canada for twenty-three years he moved to Queensland, Australia with his wife and children. He has worked in many occupations, as a farm hand, factory worker, lumber-mill worker, costing surveyor, salesman, contractor, oilfield and construction industry executive and as a small business owner. He now writes fulltime. His travels have taken him to many parts of the world and his particular passion, apart from writing is single-handed ocean sailing. His novels include: Blackbird The Light Horseman's Daughter Someday Soon Children of the Sun Redcoat Borderline Great Spirit Valley The Bookkeeper's Daughter

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