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On Emerald Downs

(2002)
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Ten years after he first took shelter with the Queensland Aborigines, Jack Drew, an escaped convict, has decided the time has come to return to civilization. But while he is unwittingly accepted as a free man, he finds himself at odds with those around him, condemning their treatment of convicts and Aborigines, and intimidated by the basics of civilized society. He finds employment on a back-country farm called Emerald Downs, and when the owner, Major Ferrington, is ordered to take squads of troops into the wilds beyond Brisbane and roust the Aborigines who have been terrorizing the area, Jack is horrified to find he must go with him as a scout. The farm is left in the hands of Adrian Pinnock - the brother of Major Ferrington's fiancee, Jessie - but when Jessie herself insists on accompanying him, dealings on the once well-ordered estate take a very different course. It soon becomes clear that the shattering events of these frontier times will give new meaning to all their lives.

Genre: Sagas

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Hardback Editions

February 2004 : UK Hardback

Title: On Emerald Downs
Author(s): Patricia Shaw
ISBN: 0-7505-2183-X / 978-0-7505-2183-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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September 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: On Emerald Downs
Author(s): Patricia Shaw
ISBN: 0-7472-7048-1 / 978-0-7472-7048-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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Paperback Editions

September 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: On Emerald Downs: An unputdownable Australian saga of conflict and loyalty
Author(s): Patricia Shaw
ISBN: 0-7472-6851-7 / 978-0-7472-6851-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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September 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: On Emerald Downs
Author(s): Patricia Shaw
ISBN: 0-7472-7050-3 / 978-0-7472-7050-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

September 2003 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: On Emerald Downs (Soundings)
Author(s): Shaw Patricia
ISBN: 1-84283-599-8 / 978-1-84283-599-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Ltd
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: On Emerald Downs: An unputdownable Australian saga of conflict and loyalty
Author(s): Patricia Shaw
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: On Emerald Downs: An unputdownable Australian saga of conflict and loyalty
Author(s): Patricia Shaw
Publisher: Headline
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU