Eliza Fraser

Kenneth Cook
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From the violent, bawdy colonial past comes a tale of lust and adventure.

This is the story of Eliza Fraser - the most beautiful woman ever to set dainty foot on the rugged soil of Australia. Was she the demure and virtuous lady she appeared to be, or a lascivious wench dispensing her warm favours on convicts and officers alike? And what happened to her after she was shipwrecked on the harsh coast of northern New South Wales? Cannibalism and brutal savagery lurked in the hearts of all those unlucky enough to venture there. Only one man survived starvation and the treacherous violence of his fellows to tell the whole truth - and a shocking truth it is.

Author bio:

Kenneth Cook was born in Sydney in 1929. He achieved recognition as a fiction writer with the publication of his first novel Wake in Fright in 1961. Critically acclaimed, it has been translated into several languages and is still in print 45 years later. It was made into a classic Australian film in 1971.

Wake in Fright was followed by over 20 fiction and non-fiction books, including Eliza Frazer, Bloodhouse, Tuna and Pig . His antiwar beliefs were reflected in his powerful novel The Wine of God's Anger and in the play Stockade. Kenneth Cook died of a heart attack in 1987 while on a publicity tour promoting Wombat Revenge, the second volume in his bestselling trilogy of humorous short stories.

Category: Popular fiction
ISBN: 9781743315361
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A&U House Of Books
Pub Date: December 2012
Page Extent: 198
Format: Paperback - A format
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Subject: Historical fiction

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