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- By: Kimberley Freeman
- Narrated by: Caroline Lee
- Length: 16 hrs and 28 mins
In 1920s Glasgow, Beattie Blaxland falls pregnant to her married lover Henry just before her nineteenth birthday. Abandoned by her family, Beattie and Henry set sail for a new life in Australia. In 2009, London, prima ballerina Lydia Blaxland-Hunter is also discovering that life can also have its ups and downs. Unable to dance again after a fall, Lydia returns home to Australia to recuperate.
Compelling story, distracting narration
- By carey and martin fletcher on 06-04-2018
I know compelling is a cliche but it is an apt description of this book. Made even more so by Caroline's extraordinary story telling performance which kept me enthralled for hours. Being set in Tasmania made it even more special to me and her descriptions of our landscape and colonial houses was masterful.I would certainly recommend both the book and narrator and rate them both very highly. The only minor discrepancy in the research for the story was when the doctor prescribed penicillin for Mikale in 1934 several years before it was developed into a usable drug. While discovered in 1928 it was not until WWII that it was actually used. Other than that I loved every minute of Wildflower Hill. . Dr Ian Broinowski Hobart Tasmania