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Rush Oh!
Author: Shirley Barrett

ISBN: 9781743535943
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1 September 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.5 x 2.7
Description:
When the eldest daughter of a whaling family in Eden, New South Wales, sets out to chronicle the particularly difficult season of 1908, the story she tells is poignant and hilarious, filled with drama and misadventure.

Swinging from her own hopes and disappointments, both domestic and romantic, to the challenges that beset their tiny whaling operation, Mary's tale is entirely relatable despite the hundred-odd years that separate her world from ours.

Chronicling her family's struggle to survive the season and her own attempts to navigate an all-consuming crush on an itinerant whaleman with a murky past, Rush Oh! is also a celebration of an extraordinary episode in Australian history when a family of whalers formed a fond, unique allegiance with a pod of Killer whales - and in particular, a Killer whale named Tom.

Caroline Baum's review

It's unusual to move from writing films to writing novels. Most people try to go in the other direction.

Shirley Barrett made her reputation with the film Love Serenade, demonstrating her comic sensibil...

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