The Gentleman's Garden

Catherine Jinks
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With romance, hardship and the strength of the human spirit, bestselling author Catherine Jinks tells the absorbing story of Dorothea Brande who, in 1814, accompanies her soldier husband to the brutal colony of Sydney, Australia. ;

In 1814, Dorothea Brande leaves the quiet harmony of her Devonshire home and accompanies her officer husband, Charles, to the colony of New South Wales. Here she endeavours to escape the harshness of the landscape - and the appalling brutality of common existence - by cultivating an English garden with the help of her convict manservant, Daniel. Together, in the creation of this garden, two bereft and disoriented people find a new strength and a special kind of refuge.

But while Dorothea begins to adapt to the unforgiving environment, her husband is increasingly destroyed by it - until at last they stand on opposite sides of an unbridgeable gulf.

Absorbing, deftly handled and beautifully written, The Gentleman's Garden is a wonderful, romantic novel of a woman's difficult personal journey in a time of a developing Australian society.

An intelligent romance and absorbing account of life in Australia in the 1880s. Australian Women s Weekly

Author bio:

Catherine Jinks is the author of many children's and YA books as well as several novels for adults. Her interest in telling a great story and her writing talent has given her commercial and critical success across a wide range of genre and age group. The Gentleman's Garden is her sixth novel for adults. Catherine lives in the Blue Mountains of NSW with her husband and daughter.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781741141436
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: November 2003
Page Extent: 444
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Fiction & related items

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