The Rose Notes

The Rose Notes

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Charming, infuriating Dobie Kinnear, widower and manipulator extraordinaire, is battling to retain his wits, his authority, and his only daughter, Pearl. Pearl, a hostage to her ageing father's needs, fiercely resents her role as Dobie's unofficial housekeeper. The years are passing on their southern Riverina farm, and still her life lacks meaning or purpose. She loves the farm with a passion but, tending her rose garden, she dreams of escape. Then a stranger comes to Mamerbrook Farm bearing a secret from the past and a gift for the future. Along with an old scrapbook of roses, a hitchhiking angel, and an onion farmer with a knack for rescuing people, he will turn their world upside down ...and change their lives forever. The Rose Notes has been listed for VCE Literature Studies 2008/9/10.show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 36mm | 358.34g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143003178
  • 9780143003175

Author information

Andrea Mayes was born in the north of England in 1955 and emigrated to Melbourne in 1976. She has written stories and poetry since she was a child. Her writing has won awards and commendations and has been published in literary magazines, anthologies, newspapers, and broadcast by the ABC. Her critically acclaimed novel, The Rose Notes (Penguin 2005), interweaving the stories of two families in a fictional southern Riverina landscape, is listed for VCE Literature Studies 2008/9/10. Her second novel, Shearwater (Penguin 2007), tells the story of Cassie Callinan as she learns to to handle one of life's more brutal surprises with her own brand of courage and humour. Shearwater reached the Top Ten Bestsellers list nationally.show more

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