The epic Australian novel that was inspired by a diary Tom Keneally discovered while researching The Great Shame.When Sydney film producer Dimp Bettany discovers the memoirs of her ancestors, John Bettany and Sarah Bernard, she is convinced she has found the vehicle for her next masterpiece. Filtered through Dimp's correspondence with her sister, Prim, an aid worker in the Sudan, we are drawn into the lives of John Bettany, a man far ahead of his time, as he shares his vivid impressions of a new colony, and his future wife Sarah, a former convict who has been interred in the notorious Female Factory and who has a close friendship with an English murderess.
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Review: Bettany's BookUser Review - Michael Mullen - Goodreads
I would struggle to equate another modern writer with the literary ingenuity manifested in this novel. Read full review
Review: Bettany's BookUser Review - Lulu - Goodreads
I want to like this book but I'm not a fan of letters as a form of narrative and think if an author must use this device then there needs to be a distinct difference between the voices (ie. between ... Read full review