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Set in the eccentric backwater of Karakarook (pop. 1,374), New South Wales, this is the story of Douglas Cheeseman, a shy and clumsy engineer with jug-ears who meets Harley Savage, a woman who is known for being rather large and abrupt.

Douglas is there to pull down a quaint old bridge, and Harley aims to foster heritage. They are clearly on a collision course - but when they meet they are unaware that something unexpected is going to happen....

©2002 Kate Grenville (P)2003 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Kate Grenville is one of my favourite authors, ‘A Room of Leaves’ is beautiful and her ‘Dark Places’ is up there with my top 4 books, but I struggled to feel these characters fleshed out like all her others and the story is pretty dull.

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  • ally
  • 30-06-2020

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hated it. The caracters are so annoying. I wanted to tell them to just speak and stop annalizing everything they said because it is just boring

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  • 07-09-2019

Dazzling

I thought at the beginning that the fine detailed descriptions of the landscapes, people, conversations would become tiring, but it gave such depth and fascination. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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