The Matilda Saga, Book #7

Facing the Flame

by Jackie French

On Sale: 20/11/2017

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About the Book

There have been fires before, but not like this. Heartbreaking and powerful, FACING THE FLAME is a story of the triumph of courage and community, and a love for the land so deep that not even bushfire can erode it.

Gibber's Creek, 1978

As grass dries and the hot wind howls, Gibber's Creek will burn.

But if you love your country, you will fight for it. Lu Borgino has been recently blinded, but she battles flames to save a racehorse, even though her dreams of being Australia's first professional female jockey have been destroyed.

Scarlett O'Hara risks her hard-won life at medical school, and the new love of Alex Romanov, to save a child.

Flinty McAlpine draws on the local knowledge of tens of thousands of years to protect her valley.

And Jed Kelly must escape not just bushfire, but the man who plots to kill her with its power.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460753200
  • ISBN 10: 1460753208
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - AU
  • On Sale: 20/11/2017
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price: 29.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Historical fiction

Biography

Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator and was the Australian Children's Laureate for 2014-2015 and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a  Member of the Order of Australia for her  contribution to children's literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia's most popular children's authors, and writes across all genres - from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction. 'Share a Story' was the primary philosophy behind Jackie's two-year term as Laureate. jackiefrench.com.au facebook.com/authorjackiefrench


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