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A novel about the British atomic bomb tests at Maralinga in South Australia.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published 1988 by Mcphee Gribble Publishers
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Maralinga My Love: A Novel explores the distinctively Australian brand of mateship of the post-war era, when men bonded through their shared distrust of authority as much any other affiliation.

Dorothy Johnston’s spare prose evokes the dust, heat, sweat and monotony of life in the South Australian desert as Graham Falconer, his boss and mentor Charlie Hamilton, and their fellow Australian Army recruits set up the sites for the British atomic tests carried out in the 1950s and 60s:

“Graham looked s
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Dorothy Johnston is the author of ten novels. Her tenth, and the first in a new sea-change mystery series, was published in April 2016. It is titled Through a Camel's Eye. Dorothy has published a quartet of detective novels set in Canberra. The first of these, The Trojan Dog, was joint winner ACT Book of the Year, and the Age gave it their ‘Best of 2000’ in the crime section. It was published in A ...more
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