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A Distant Prospect
Author: Annette Young

ISBN: 9780987435101
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 506
Published: 1 February 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6 x 2.6
Australia promised a fresh start for Lucy Straughan and her father when they fled war-torn Ireland. Instead, Lucy was stricken by polio.

Having mastered the cello during her prolonged confinement, Lucy is now fifteen, lonely and full of questions. Suddenly she is thrust into a string quartet and meets quixotic Della Sotheby, hot-headed Pim Connolly and precocious Phoebe Raye. The experience transforms each of their lives as they forge friendships and share not a few family secrets.

Set against the vivd backdrop of 1920s Sydney, A Distant Prospect is an intimate, hilarious and ultimately deeply moving coming-of-age adventure told with a touch of poetry by a quintessentially Irish narrator.

About the Author

Most of Annette's youth was lived on Sydney's north shore. She did not always enjoy school and "invented imaginary friends as a way of surviving". She had already developed a love of classical music, "but there was nobody to share it with and that was heartbreakingly lonely".

When she was 18, Annette converted to Catholicism. She found her new faith answered many of the...

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