The Light Horseman's Daughter by David Crookes

The Light Horseman's Daughter

byDavid Crookes

Kobo ebook | December 15, 2010

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While resisting eviction from the Queensland family property at the start of the Great Depression, Emma McKenna's father is shot dead. Emma is left destitute, with her crippled mother and twelve-year-old twin brothers to care for. But she is not easily defeated and fights back.
In her struggle to survive she must overcome, heartless wealthy relatives, racial bigotry, child abuse, corrupt financiers and choose between the love of two very different men: one a wealthy Sydney lawyer involved with the New Guard, a paramilitary anti-communist movement, and the other, a persecuted and penniless left-wing activist.
The Light Horseman's Daughter offers a panoramic view of Australia in the 1930's—the big landowners of the outback, the corrupt bankers who supported them, the well-heeled elite of Sydney's affluent eastern suburbs, the abject poverty of the victims of the Depression, the idealists who joined the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War .
This award-winning novel weaves all this into a riveting story with the human element at its heart. Emma McKenna is a heroine to remember

Title:The Light Horseman's DaughterFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:David CrookesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0980825237

ISBN - 13:9780980825237

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The light Horseman's daughter Thoroughly enjoyed the story line and , in particular, the actual historical incidents that were woven through it.
Date published: 2015-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good story plus lots of history I enjoyed the story of outback Australia during the depression and also learnt a lot about the 1930s in Sydney. Quite revealing.
Date published: 2015-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Lighthorse Man's Daughter Thoroughly entertaining. Well balanced history with story. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys good Aussie read.
Date published: 2015-05-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The daughter's revenge. An interesting historical novel but a bit slow in parts. I liked the author's recognition of the treatment of aboriginal people in Australia during the early to mid twentieth century.
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The last Horseman Realy good reading you can not put it down .
Date published: 2014-08-05