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Empire Day

Empire Day

(2015)
A novel by

 
From award-winning author Diane Armstrong comes a dramatic and heartwarming novel which brilliantly evokes postwar Sydney. A heart-warming novel in the tradition of CLOUDStREEt and tHE HARP IN tHE SOUtH Empire Day, 1948. A back street in Bondi is transformed as the fireworks of Cracker Night cast a magical glow over its humble cottages. But Australia as a whole is being transformed in this postwar era and the people of Wattle Street know that life will never be the same again. the 'reffos' have moved in, and their strange ways are threatening the comfortable world of salt-of-the-earth locals like Pop Wilson, deserted mum Kath and sharp-tongued Maude McNulty. With suspicious and disapproving eyes, the Australians observe their new neighbours - mysterious Mr Emil, fragile young Lilija and all the other Europeans starting their lives afresh. Mistrust and misunderstandings abound on both sides. to Hania, an angry teenager struggling to cope with her hysterical mother, and to Sala, an unhappily married woman trying to blot out her traumatic wartime past, the Australians appear enviably carefree. But behind closed doors, Old as well as New Australians suffer secret heartaches. As the smoke of fires past and present gradually disperses and the lives of the two groups entwine, unexpected relationships form that bring passion and tragedy for some, and forgiveness and resolution for others. EMPIRE DAY is a dramatic and heart-warming novel in the tradition of CLOUDStREEt and tHE HARP IN tHE SOUtH. It confirms Diane Armstrong as one of our most gifted and compelling storytellers.

 
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Audio Editions

December 2015 : Australia MP3 CD
Title: Empire Day
Author(s): Diane Armstrong
ISBN: 1-4890-8531-9 / 978-1-4890-8531-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2012 : Australia Audio CD
Title: Empire Day
Author(s): Diane Armstrong
ISBN: 1-74314-121-1 / 978-1-74314-121-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   

November 2012 : Australia Audio CD
Title: Empire Day
Author(s): Diane Armstrong
ISBN: 1-74318-327-5 / 978-1-74318-327-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   

November 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
Title: Empire Day
Author(s): Diane Armstrong
ISBN: 1-74314-133-5 / 978-1-74314-133-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
Title: Empire Day
Author(s): Diane Armstrong
ISBN: 1-74318-339-9 / 978-1-74318-339-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

September 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Empire Day
Author(s): Diane Armstrong
Publisher: 4th Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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