Half the World in Winter

Author(s): Maggie Joel

Fiction

A captivating drama of family secrets and tragedies...It is London, 1880, and Lucas Jarmyn struggles to make sense of the death of his beloved youngest daughter; his wife, Aurora, seeks solace in rigid social routines; and eighteen-year-old Dinah looks for fulfilment in unusual places. Only the housekeeper, the estimable Mrs Logan, seems able to carry on...A train accident in a provincial town on the railway Lucas owns claims the life of nine-year-old Alice Brinklow and, amid the public outcry, Alice's father, Thomas, journeys to London demanding justice. As he arrives in the Capital on a frozen January morning his fate, and that of the entire Jarmyn family, will hinge on such strange things as an ill-fated visit to a spiritualist, an errant chicken bone and a single vote cast at a board room meeting...Written with charm, humour and rich period detail, Maggie Joel has created an intriguing novel of a Victorian family adrift in their rapidly changing world...

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Maggie Joel has been writing fiction since the mid-1990s and her short stories have been widely published in Southerly, Westerly, Island, Overland and Canberra Arts Review, and broadcast on ABC radio.

General Fields

  • : 9781760290368
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : September 2015
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : Australia
  • : September 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Maggie Joel
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 823.4
  • : 432