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The Dickens Boy
 

The Dickens Boy (EPUB ebook)

By Keneally, Tom

The tenth child of Charles Dickens, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, known as Plorn, had consistently proved unable 'to apply himself ' to school or life. So aged sixteen, he is sent, as his brother Alfred was before him, to Australia. Plorn arrives in Melbourne in late 1868 carryin...g a terrible secret. He has never read a word of his father's work. He is sent out to a 2000-square-mile station in remotest New South Wales to learn to become a man, and a gentleman stockman, from the most diverse and toughest of companions. In the outback he becomes enmeshed with Paakantji, colonists, colonial-born, ex-convicts, ex-soldiers, and very few women. Plorn, unexpectedly, encounters the same veneration of his father and familiarity with Dickens' work in Australia as was rampant in England. Against this backdrop, and featuring cricket tournaments, horse-racing, bushrangers, sheep droving, shifty stock and station agents, frontier wars and first encounters with Australian women, Plorn meets extraordinary people and enjoys wonderful adventures as he works to prove himself. This is Tom Keneally in his most familiar terrain. Taking historical figures and events and reimagining them with verve, compassion and humour. It is a triumph.
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ISBN 9781760893217
Published 31 Mar 2020
Publisher Penguin
Available in EPUB format
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ISBN-13 9781760893217
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Random House Australia
Released 31 Mar 2020
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Keneally, Tom
Category General & Literary Fiction
19th Century Fiction
16th to 18th Century Fiction
Historical Fiction
Classic Fiction
Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
Agriculture & Farming
Australian
Number of Pages 400
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Interest Age General Audience
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