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The Songmaster

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By (author) Di Morrissey

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  • Publisher: Pan MacMillan
  • Format: Paperback | 492 pages
  • Dimensions: 127mm x 203mm x 28mm | 531g
  • Publication date: 1 November 1998
  • ISBN 10: 1250053323
  • ISBN 13: 9781250053329
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 283,399

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A timely and profound novel that entrances and entertains. In Melbourne, a baby girl is found abandoned in the Victorian Art Gallery. She is wrapped in a shawl decorated with a motif that links her to ancient rock paintings in the Kimberley. . .In Los Angeles, a movie producer's dying daughter is haunted by nightmares after visiting the Kimberley. . . And it is to the Kimberley that ex-nun Beth Van Horton brings a disparate group of travellers whose lives will be changed forever. The Kimberley - a land that cradles Australia's ancient treasures - is also home to a people whose powerful secrets could unlock the future for modern mankind.

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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.