The Last Mile Home

The Last Mile Home

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By (author) Di Morrissey

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  • Publisher: Pan MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 252 pages
  • Dimensions: 108mm x 178mm x 26mm | 220g
  • Publication date: 1 November 1994
  • ISBN 10: 1250053226
  • ISBN 13: 9781250053220
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 323,015

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From one of Australia's finest storytellers comes a classic love story. . . It is 1953 in a small Australian country town, a time of postwar prosperity and hope. The Holtens are wealthy, yet austere graziers who have lived on the land for generations. The McBrides are a large and loving shearer's family who are new arrivals to the district. When the McBrides' eldest daughter falls in love with the Holtens' only son and heir, it seems impossible that they can have a future together. As conflict and tragedy confront them, it is only with great determination that their love can survive.The Last Mile Home is an unforgettable story of the power of enduring love.

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Di Morrissey is one of Australia's most successful writers. She began writing as a young woman, training and working as a journalist for Australian Consolidated Press in Sydney and Northcliffe Newspapers in London. She has worked in television in Australia and in the USA as a presenter, reporter, producer and actress. After her marriage to a US diplomat, Peter Morrissey, she lived in Singapore, Japan, Thailand, South America and Washington. Returning to Australia, Di continued to work in television before publishing her first novel in 1991. Di has a daughter, Dr Gabrille Hansen, and Di's son, Dr Nicholas Morrissey, is a lecturer in South East Asian Art History and Buddhist Studies at the University of Georgia, USA. Di has three beautiful grandchildren: Sonoma Grace, Everton Peter and William James Bodhi. Di and her partner, Boris Janjic, live in the Manning Valley in New South Wales when not travelling to research her novels, which are all inspired by a particular landscape.