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The Convent
Author: Maureen McCarthy

ISBN: 9781743318348
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1 June 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 3.3
Paperback edition of the classic Maureen McCarthy novel, spanning generations, that will be devoured by young women, their sisters, friends, mothers and grandmothers.

Sadie, Ellen and ... Cecilia.

It feels odd to say these names aloud, oddly familiar. I've never heard them before, but it's as if they've been sitting there all along, waiting for me to open the door and let them in.

When Peach takes a summer job at a cafe in the old convent, her life takes a sharp turn into the past. Where once there were nuns, young girls and women who had fallen on hard times, Peach discovers secrets from three generations of her family. As their stories are revealed, Peach is jolted out of her comfort zone. But does she really want to know who she is?

'Beautifully shaped and completely absorbing ... for confidence, scope, consistency and depth, [The Convent] is in a class of its own.' Katharine England, Magpies

About the Author

Maureen McCarthy is the ninth of ten children and grew up on a...

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