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Dreamscapes

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  169 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
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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Mariposa
Mar 19, 2017 Mariposa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Une fois encore, je me suis laissée entraîner dans ces paysages et cet environnement parfois hostile. Une bouffée d'exotisme. Une fois encore, la saga nous tient en haleine, les pages se tournent l'une après l'autre. Mais une encore, le même décor, les mêmes schémas, les mêmes éléments perturbateurs du récit... Pourtant, le fait de retrouver des éléments communs, voire répétés, d'un roman à l'autre ne m'a pas gênée. Un livre que je vous conseille si l'Australie sauvage vous attire...
Ingrid Fasquelle
Dec 09, 2011 Ingrid Fasquelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Matilda Mayfair
Sep 15, 2014 Matilda Mayfair rated it it was amazing
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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 public and critics alike. But her journey from performing popular songs for a few pennies to becoming an acclaimed opera diva ...more
Kate Loveday
Jun 17, 2012 Kate Loveday rated it liked it
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
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
Séverine
Ce livre nous conte la vie de Catriona Summers, de sa naissance dans une roulotte au fond de l'outback jusqu'à ses vieux jours. L'héroïne vit des moments tragiques, des moments joyeux, tout ça avec pour décor les merveilleux paysages d'Australie et le XXème siècle.

Un excellent divertissement, une écriture fluide, un personnage très attachant. Un bon livre à recommander !
Pauliina Lassila
Kesäloman pakollista hömppää. Hömpäksi tämä oli aivan mukavaa luettavaa huolimatta juonen ennalta-arvattavuudesta (ryysyistä rikkauksiin, Australian luonto ja suuri tila, epäonnea ja onnea rakkaudessa jne), juuri sopivaa kolmen tähden kesälomalukemista :)
Michele
Jul 03, 2013 Michele rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Somewhat enjoyed it but thought it was disjointed in parts and found myself losing interest. Struggled to finish it.
Alexis
Jul 30, 2014 Alexis rated it it was amazing
My favourite book by Tamara. Excellent~
Daphne Kelly
Aug 13, 2014 Daphne Kelly rated it it was ok
The story was a bit too predictable for my tastes, but all in all, a nice, easy read.
Charlotte Porter
Jun 21, 2015 Charlotte Porter rated it liked it
Not the best from this author when compared to the other books read so far...but still very good
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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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