The Vines of Yarrabee

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Year of Publication: 
Hodder & Stoughton
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New Zealand
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Crime Fiction
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Book Synopsis

Set in Australia in the early days of colonization, this is the story of Yarrabee, a vineyard, and the people whose lives it dominated - Gilbert Massingham who created it and was obsessed by it, Eugenia his fastidious and sensitive English bride, and the convict woman, Molly Jarvis. Also the bibulous old Mrs Ashburton, Colm O'Connor, Irish artist and remittance man, Eugenia's and Gilbert's children, the convict servants who built the house and tended the vines.

The vitality and violence of pioneer life in the first part of the 19th century provides a picturesque background to an unusual and moving love story.

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