Wednesday 19 August 2020

Check out Alison Booth's fabulous book — The Philosopher’s Daughters #HistoricalFiction #Australia @booth_alison


The Philosopher’s Daughters

By Alison Booth

A tale of two very different sisters whose 1890s voyage from London into remote outback Australia becomes a journey of self-discovery, set against a landscape of wild beauty and savage dispossession.

From nineteenth century London to the outback of Australia, two sisters – pulled apart by love – are brought together by tragedy.


When Harriet Cameron follows her beloved sister Sarah to the harsh Australian outback – as dangerous as it is beautiful, as mysterious as it is wild – she is alienated by the casual violence and great injustices of outback life.


Harriet’s recovery begins with her growing friendship with an Aboriginal stockman and her increasing love for the landscape. But this fragile happiness is soon threatened by murders at a nearby cattle station and by a menacing station hand who is seeking revenge…


Praise for The Philosopher’s Daughters


‘A lyrical tale of wild, frontier Australia. Evocative, insightful, thought-provoking’
Karen Viggers

‘Two young women in outback Australia in the 1890s, where the brilliant sunlight may illuminate more than the landscape. Booth is superb at the small detail that creates a life, and the large one that gives it meaning.’
Marion Halligan

‘A delicately handled historical drama with the theme of finding self, both in relationships and art’
Tom Flood



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The Philosopher’s Daughters

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Alison Booth

Novelist and academic Alison Booth was born in Australia and lived and worked for many years in the UK.  Her previous books include A Perfect Marriage (contemporary fiction), while her first three novels (Stillwater Creek, The Indigo Sky, and A Distant Land) are historical fiction spanning the 1950s through to the early 1970s. Alison’s work has been translated into French and has been published by Reader’s Digest Select Editions in Asia and Europe. Stillwater Creek was Highly Commended in the 2011 ACT Book of the Year Award, and A Perfect Marriage was Highly Commended in the 2019 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards.


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