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The Murrumbidgee Kid

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'A heart-warming evocation of childhood during the Great Depression . . . I loved every page.'


The small town of Gundagai in the 1930s is no place for the attractive and flamboyant Belle Carson and her young son, Teddy - particularly when she longs for him to achieve the success that eluded her on the stage and screen.  Determined to pursue this dream, she abandons her husband and their Murrumbidgee River home for a more vibrant city life.  But Belle's obsession leads her and Teddy - whom the press christens 'the Murrumbidgee Kid' - into a world where nothing is safe or familiar.  And from her carefully hidden past a threat soon emerges to make their precarious lives even more vulnerable . . .

From rural Gundagai to the bright lights and shady underbelly of 1930s Sydney, this is a beautifully written and adsorbing story about an unconventional family's coming-of-age.

Genre: Sagas

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August 2009 : UK Paperback

Title: The Murrumbidgee Kid
Author(s): Peter Yeldham
ISBN: 0-14-014806-X / 978-0-14-014806-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
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January 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: The Murrumbidgee Kid
Author(s): Peter Yeldham, Peter Yeldham
ISBN: 0-670-02977-7 / 978-0-670-02977-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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