The Mine of Eternal Spring

The Mine of Eternal Spring

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Roland Scott unexpectedly inherits, at the age of twenty-three, a debt-laden country law practice and a share in a failing gold mine. Roland decides to work at the mine, leaving his late father's practice and his girlfriend Linden, the daughter of a wealthy doctor, behind.

The time is the 1970s, but the challenges of operating a small gold mine in the Australian bush have changed little since the late 19th century. Roland must gain the trust of a band of offbeat and unforgettable characters working at the mine. He must also choose between the temptations of Megan, the mine manager's wife, and his love for the absent Linden. For Roland it is a quest to find his true self.

The Mine of Eternal Spring is an absorbing, action-packed tale of gold, lust, love, loyalty and betrayal in a remote and beautiful valley in Eastern Victoria, told with verve, style and deliciously subtle humour.
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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • Cherrybrook, Australia
  • 1922238686
  • 9781922238689
  • 2,161,109

About Alan B. Pierce

Alan B. Pierce was born in Northern Ireland and migrated to Australia with his family when he was seven years old. He spent an idyllic childhood in Ocean Grove, a Victorian coastal town, and attended school in nearby Geelong.

After graduating in Law/Arts from Melbourne University, he began work as an articled clerk with a firm of solicitors in Melbourne, but soon hankered after a life in more exotic places. There followed a long career as a senior lawyer with the governments of Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong and (less exciting but equally rewarding) the Attorney General's Department in Canberra. He retired in 2010 and now lives in Sydney with his wife Robyn, two adult sons and four grandchildren.

Among Alan's many holiday jobs as a student was a short spell at a small gold mine in Eastern Victoria, from which the story of the Mine of Eternal Spring is drawn.
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