The Last Of The Bonegilla Girls

by Victoria Purman

On Sale: 23/04/2018

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About the Book

For readers of The Woolgrower's Companion and The Three Miss Allens… Their friendship transcends nationality and background, but can it overcome the horrors of the past? A post-Second World War story of strong female ties and family, secrets and lies, set in the multicultural Australia of the fifties.

Can the Bonegilla girls defeat their past? Or will it come to claim them?

1954: When sixteen–year–old Hungarian Elizabeta arrives in Australia with her family, she is hoping to escape the hopelessness of life as a refugee in post–war Germany.

Her first stop is the Bonegilla Migrant Camp on the banks of the Murray in rural Victoria, a temporary home for thousands of new arrivals, all looking for work and a better life. There,
Elizabeta becomes firm friends with the feisty Greek Vasiliki; quiet Italian Iliana; and the adventurous Frances, the daughter of the camp's director.

In this vibrant and growing country, the Bonegilla girls rush together towards a life that seems full of promise, even as they cope with the legacy of war, the oppressive nature of family tradition and ever–present sorrow. So when a ghost from the past reaches out for Elizabeta and threatens to pull her back into the shadows, there is nothing that her friends wouldn't do to keep her safe.

But secrets have a way of making themselves known and lies have a way of changing everything they touch...

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781489246752
  • ISBN 10: 1489246754
  • Imprint: HQ Fiction - AU
  • On Sale: 23/04/2018
  • Pages: 432
  • List Price: 29.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / Historical fiction

Biography

Victoria Purman is a multi-published, award-nominated, Amazon Kindle bestselling author. She has worked in and around themedia for nearly thirty years as an ABC television and radio journalist, a speechwriter to a Premier, political adviser, editor, mediaadviser and a communications and marketing consultant. She is a regular guest at writers festivals, has been nominated for anumber of readers' choice awards, has mentored other authors and was a judge in the fiction category for the 2018 AdelaideFestival Awards for Literature.To find out more, visit Victoria on her website. You can also follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 


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