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A Transit of Venus

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PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)
Caro, gallant and adventurous, is one of two Australian sisters who have come to post-war England to seek their fortunes. Courted long and hopelessly by young scientist, Ted Tice, she is to find that love brings passion, sorrow, betrayal and finally hope. The milder Grace seeks fulfilment in an apparently happy marriage. But as the decades pass and the characters weave in and out of each other's lives, love, death and two slow-burning secrets wait in ambush for them.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"A wonderfully mysterious book ... Both plot and characters are many layered. Unforgettably rich." - Anne Tyler

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