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Book Information

  • ISBN: 9780330404020
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/03/2011
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    Fiction & related items / Sagas
  • Imprint: Pan Australia
  • Pages: 512
  • Price: $19.99

The second book in the dark and addictive Woody Creek series from bestselling Australian author Joy Dettman

"Dettman writes compulsively readable stories" The Age

Spanning a momentous wartime decade, Thorn on the Rose is the spellbinding sequel to Pearl in a Cage
It is 1939 and Jenny Morrison, distraught and just fifteen years of age, has fled the tiny logging community of Woody Creek for a new life in the big smoke.

But four months later she is back - wiser, with an expensive new wardrobe, and bearing another dark secret...
She takes refuge with Gertrude, her dependable granny and Woody Creek's indomitable midwife, and settles into a routine in the ever-expanding and chaotic household.

But can she ever put the trauma of her past behind her and realise her dream of becoming a famous singer? Or is she doomed to follow in the footsteps of her tragic and mysterious mother?

"You can't fail to enjoy this portrait of rural Australian life in the wartime years with its many sorrows, joys and challenges." Woman's Day

Fans of Rosalie Ham's The Dressmaker will love Joy Dettman.

Author Information

Joy Dettman was born in country Victoria and spent her early years in towns on either side of the Murray River. She is an award-winning writer of short stories and the acclaimed novels Mallawindy, Jacaranda Blue, Goose Girl, Yesterday's Dust, The Seventh Day, Henry's Daughter, One Sunday and Diamonds in the Mud (short stories) and Pearl in a Cage.