Time's Long Ruin

Time's Long Ruin

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Nine-year-old Henry Page is a club-footed, deep-thinking loner, spending his summer holidays reading, roaming the melting streets of his suburb, playing with his best friend Janice, and her younger brother and sister. Until one day Janice asks Henry to spend the day at the beach with them. He declines, a decision that will stay with him forever. Time's Long Ruin is based loosely on the disappearance of the Beaumont children from Glenelg beach on Australia Day, 1966. It's a novel about friendship, love and loss; a story about those left behind, and how they carry on.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 135 x 210 x 24.64mm | 450g
  • Wakefield Press
  • Kent Town, Australia
  • English
  • 1862548307
  • 9781862548305

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'... eloquent, unusual, bold but responsible retelling of a veritable urban nightmare that still haunts the Australian imagination.'--Sydney Morning Heraldshow more

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64 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 23% (15)
4 39% (25)
3 34% (22)
2 0% (0)
1 3% (2)
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