Burnt Sunshine

Burnt Sunshine

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Sydney, 1936, and the gorgeous Greta Osborne is a burgeoning stage star about to join the famous Palace Theatre in New York. But meeting married British naval officer Andrew Flight changes everything. Falling recklessly and deeply in love, Greta waives aside any thoughts of America and Andrew jumps ship. The pair flee to a small tobacco town in Far North Queensland, where their arrival is viewed with suspicion and speculation. Caught up in the social unrest and hardship of the Great Depression, the couple is soon pushed further north to a remote island in Papua New Guinea, where they hope to settle and at last find peace. Bravely battling disapproval, disappointment and near-tragic loss, together the pair's sustaining love helps them laugh, triumph and take on the world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 129 x 199 x 34mm | 432g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143009508
  • 9780143009504

Author information

Estelle Pinney grew up and Cairns in the tobacco town of Mareeba, North Queensland. She left school at the age of thirteen to work as a colourist in her grandfather's photographic studio. Estelle's eventful adult life saw her working as an ambulance driver for the US army during World War II; as a beauty consultant; and as a registered deckhand on her husband's crayfishing boat in the Torres Strait. She is the author of Time Out for Living (1995) and A Net Full of Honey (1996), and co-author of Too Many Spears (1978) with late husband Peter Pinney. Estelle lives in Brisbane with her daughter Stella.show more