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Lantana Lane

Lantana Lane

(1959)
A novel by

 
Eleanor Dark's last book, a beautifully observed study of life in a small town.

'We have lived round the corner from the world, with not even a signpost to betray our whereabouts... and if the treasure we have accumulated makes no show upon our bank statements, neither is it subject to income tax.'

Lantana, bushy and massive, is Australia's most uncontrollable tropical weed. Inland from the Pacific coast, where the pineapple plantations grow, sprawls the lantana in all its luxuriance. Here, too, putting up constant fight against the weed, is the small farming community of Lantana Lane. Though they stoutly declare that farming means drudgery, misery, penury, monotony, bankruptcy and calamity - that it is, in short, a mug's game - they are all firmly and happily wedded to the land, and therefore, naturally, to the lantana. From Aunt Isabelle, part-pioneer, part-Parisienne, to Nelson the one-eyed kookaburra bird, each of the Lane's inhabitants makes their own inimitable contribution to this engaging and witty portrait of community life.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 1986 : UK Hardback
Title: Lantana Lane (VMC)
Author(s): Eleanor Dark
ISBN: 0-86068-577-2 / 978-0-86068-577-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : Australia Paperback
Title: Lantana Lane
Author(s): Eleanor Dark
ISBN: 1-74331-336-5 / 978-1-74331-336-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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January 2003 : Australia Paperback
Title: Lantana Lane
Author(s): Eleanor Dark
ISBN: 1-920897-00-3 / 978-1-920897-00-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Sydney University Press
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November 1986 : UK Paperback
Title: Lantana Lane (Virago modern classics)
Author(s): Eleanor Dark
ISBN: 0-14-016132-5 / 978-0-14-016132-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Lantana Lane
Author(s): Eleanor Dark
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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July 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Lantana Lane
Author(s): Eleanor Dark
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Availability: Amazon UK   



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