Rifling Paradise

Rifling Paradise

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A gripping thriller set in the wilds of nineteenth-century Australia by the critically acclaimed author of "Courting Shadows." When past indiscretions catch up with Charles Redbourne, a minor English landowner, he is propelled from England to Australia, where he plans to make his mark as a naturalist. There, his life begins to change dramatically, not least when he meets his host's wayward, artistic daughter. But it is on an expedition in search of scientific specimens in the Blue Mountains that events take a terrifying turn. Vividly conveying the unspoken codes of Victorian society, this is a gripping tale of emotional and psychological reckoning that offers an inspired meditation on the relationship between humankind and the natural world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 160 x 240mm
  • ISIS Publishing
  • ISIS Large Print Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large Print edition
  • 0753177110
  • 9780753177112

Review quote

"Creepy and confronting . . . captures the atmosphere of the bush, the beauty of our birds, and the harshness of colonial life."-"Independent Weekly" "Immediately gripping . . . an epic tale whose figures in a landscape encapsulate a turning point in history."-"Times Literary Supplement" "A narrative so vivid that you can almost smell the eucalyptus . . . full of intrigue, emotion and individual realization."-"Morning Star"show more

Rating details

66 ratings
3.19 out of 5 stars
5 6% (4)
4 30% (20)
3 44% (29)
2 17% (11)
1 3% (2)
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