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Celebrating 25 years as Australia's favourite storyteller with new novel The Last Paradise out now.

Di Morrissey's, A Distant Journey is a tribute to the real Australia she knows so well.

In 1962 Cindy drops out of college to impulsively marry Australian grazier Murray Parnell, moving from the glamorous world of Palm Springs, California, to an isolated sheep station on the sweeping plains of the Riverina in New South Wales.

Cindy is flung into a challenging world at Kingsley Downs station. While facing natural disasters and the caprices of the wool industry, Cindy battles to find her place in her new family and continues to feel like an outsider. As she adjusts to her new life, Cindy realises that the Parnells are haunted by a mystery that has never been solved. When she finally uncovers the shocking truth, her discovery leads to tragedy and Cindy finds herself fighting to save the land that she has grown to love as her own.

PRAISE FOR A DISTANT JOURNEY

"One of Morrissey's best tales yet." Australian Women's Weekly

"A sense of place ... the sweep of history, the winds of change which blow through the towns and cities, the forests and farms, the cold mountain ranges and the hot, dry deserts ... fill her books." West Australian

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760559441
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 12/12/2017
  • Category: Society & social sciences / Society & culture: general
    Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    Fiction & related items / General
  • Imprint: Pan Australia
  • Pages: 400
  • Price: $19.99

Celebrating 25 years as Australia's favourite storyteller with new novel The Last Paradise out now.

Di Morrissey's, A Distant Journey is a tribute to the real Australia she knows so well.

In 1962 Cindy drops out of college to impulsively marry Australian grazier Murray Parnell, moving from the glamorous world of Palm Springs, California, to an isolated sheep station on the sweeping plains of the Riverina in New South Wales.

Cindy is flung into a challenging world at Kingsley Downs station. While facing natural disasters and the caprices of the wool industry, Cindy battles to find her place in her new family and continues to feel like an outsider. As she adjusts to her new life, Cindy realises that the Parnells are haunted by a mystery that has never been solved. When she finally uncovers the shocking truth, her discovery leads to tragedy and Cindy finds herself fighting to save the land that she has grown to love as her own.

PRAISE FOR A DISTANT JOURNEY

"One of Morrissey's best tales yet." Australian Women's Weekly

"A sense of place ... the sweep of history, the winds of change which blow through the towns and cities, the forests and farms, the cold mountain ranges and the hot, dry deserts ... fill her books." West Australian

Author Information

Di Morrissey is one of the most successful and prolific authors Australia has ever produced. She trained as a journalist, working in newspapers, magazines, television, film, theatre and advertising around the world. Her fascination with different countries, their landscape, their cultural, political and environmental issues, has been the catalyst for her novels which are all inspired by a particular landscape. Di lives with her partner, Boris Janjic, in the Manning Valley, NSW.

AUTHOR EVENTS

14 November 2019

Join Di Morrsisey for morning tea as she discusses her newest book THE LAST PARADISE.

10:00 AM

The Royal Automobile Club
89 Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000 Website



15 November 2019

Join Di Morrissey for lunch as she discusses her new book THE LAST PARADISE. $55 per person call or email Jan Richardson to book: janorich@telstra.com or 0497 551 101.

11:00 AM

East Leisure and Golf Club
Tenambit Street East Maitland NSW 2323



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