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The unforgiving city / Maggie Joel.

Colonial Sydney in the final weeks of the nineteenth century: a city striving for union and nationhood but dogged by divisions so deep they threaten to derail, not just the Federation, but the colony itself. There are chasms opening, too, in the well-to-do household of aspiring politician Alasdair and Eleanor Dunleavy, when a clandestine note reaches the wrong hands. Below stairs, their maid Alice faces a desperate situation with her wayward sister. Brilliant, evocative and heartfelt, this is the sweeping story of three people, their passions and ambitions, and the far-flung ripples their choices will cause. Despite sharing a house, Eleanor, Alice and Alasdair are each alone in their torment and must each find some solution, but at what cost to themselves and those they love?

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
C9008196130 F JOE
Adult fiction   Earlville Branch . . On Loan . 18 Feb 2022
C9008196122 F JOE
Adult fiction   Smithfield Branch . . On Loan . 13 Dec 2021
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ISBN 9781760875251 (paperback)
Author Joel, Maggie author.
Title The unforgiving city / Maggie Joel.
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2019.
Physical description 425 pages ; 24 cm.
Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Colonial Sydney in the final weeks of the nineteenth century: a city striving for union and nationhood but dogged by divisions so deep they threaten to derail, not just the Federation, but the colony itself. There are chasms opening, too, in the well-to-do household of aspiring politician Alasdair and Eleanor Dunleavy, when a clandestine note reaches the wrong hands. Below stairs, their maid Alice faces a desperate situation with her wayward sister. Brilliant, evocative and heartfelt, this is the sweeping story of three people, their passions and ambitions, and the far-flung ripples their choices will cause. Despite sharing a house, Eleanor, Alice and Alasdair are each alone in their torment and must each find some solution, but at what cost to themselves and those they love?
Subject Families -- Fiction. -- Adult fiction -- Print
Family secrets -- Fiction
Married people -- Fiction
Women household employees -- Fiction
Australian fiction
Historical fiction
Domestic fiction
Sydney (N.S.W.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
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