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Catriona Summers' debut in show business came early. Her father, the leader of a travelling music hall troupe that toured the small towns of the Outback, carried her on stage when she was barely minutes old in order to introduce her to her first audience. From such humble beginnings Catriona had grown up to emerge as a rare talent, her voice garnering her praise from the p...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published November 3rd 2005 by Piatkus Books (first published 2005)
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Ingrid Fasquelle
L'auteure de La Dernière Valse de Mathilda entraîne une nouvelle fois ses lecteurs au coeur de l'outback australien pour une saga familiale dépaysante et passionnante.

Quel bonheur de retrouver Tamara McKinley ! J'ai retrouvé dans Le Chant des Secrets tous les ingrédients qui avaient fait le succès de ses romans précédents ! Paysages sauvages de l'outback australien, terres arides, brûlées par le soleil... Tamara McKinley nous emmène loin, très loin, là où les hommes vivent de peu et s'accommoden...more
Kate Loveday
I just missed giving this book 4 stars. Tamara McKinley is one of my favourite authors, and I loved three quarters of this book. Catriona Summers grew up as part of a travelling troupe in Australia in the 1920's and became a girl with a golden voice. Through many troubles in her young life, she succeeds as an opera diva, and becomes world-renowned, with the wealth and acclaim that this brings her, but never loses her common touch. After she retires she goes to live on an outback station, enjoyin...more
My favourite book by Tamara. Excellent~
Yang Shu-yuan
Die kleine Kitty wächst in einem Wandertheater auf, mit dem ihre Eltern durch Australien ziehen. Inmitten der bunten Truppe von Sängern, Tänzerinnen und Akrobaten erfährt sie Glück und Geborgenheit - bis ein geheimnisvoller Fremder die Bühne betritt und ihr Leben zum Drama wird ... Vor der eindrucksvollen Kulisse Australiens inszeniert Tamara McKinley erneut ein Leseerlebnis, das dem grandiosen Schauspiel des Lebens gleicht und doch zum Träumen verführt
Somewhat enjoyed it but thought it was disjointed in parts and found myself losing interest. Struggled to finish it.
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TAMARA MCKINLEY was born in Launceston, Tasmania, and was forced to come to England with her grandmother to finish her education at an all girls’ boarding school in Sussex. Her childhood experiences and the enduring memories of her amazing grandmother and two extraordinary great-aunts, form the back-bone of her novels which are coloured with the red, green and gold of her beloved Australia.

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