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The Opal Seekers

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Published (first published February 13th 1997)
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I'm such a sucker for these 'mindless' beach reads where you can so turn off your brain you sometimes wonder whether you're reading on auto-pilot... and yet, I cannot get myself to rate them very highly even though they divert my attention so nicely and make no intellectual demands of me whatsoever. So very relaxing when it is summer. :)

'The Opal Seekers' got everything a good historical novel of this ilk should have: passionate (albeit utterly ridiculous) love and romance, tragedy and deaths, m
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Engrossed in this novel from page 1. I would have given it a 5 stars but I felt the last few chapters were hastily written. It covered a thirty year period in about thirty pages.
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Die Australierin Patricia Shaw wurde 1929 in Melbourne geboren. Sie studierte Geschichte und schrieb als Assistentin des Gouverneurs von Queensland bereits Reportagen und Kurzgeschichte. Seit 1983 leitet sie die Abteilung für „Oral History“ in der Parlamentsbibliothek.

Erst ein Jahr zuvor, 1982, entschied sie sich dazu, Romane zu schreiben. Die meisten ihrer Romane beschäftigen sich mit der Besied
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