Picnic at Hanging Rock

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Vintage Books, 2013 - Boarding schools - 208 pages
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On St. Valentine's Day in 1900 a party of school girls set out for a picnic... some were never to return.
It was a cloudless summer day in the year nineteen hundred. Everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed it was just right for a picnic at Hanging Rock. After lunch, a group of three of the girls climbed into the blaze of the afternoon sun, pressing on through the scrub into the shadows of Hanging Rock. Further, higher, till at last they disappeared.
They never returned. Whether "Picnic at Hanging Rock" is fact or fiction the reader must decide for themselves.

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User Review  - arubabookwoman - LibraryThing

This is subtle psychological fiction in which the wild, unknown Australian landscape of the early 20th century stands in stark contrast to the veneer of civilization and primness of a small town and ... Read full review

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User Review  - ivydtruitt - LibraryThing

It’s not hard to see why PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK is a classic. The central mystery, what happened to the girls and the math teacher on the rock, is still a puzzle to this day. Even more interesting is ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Joan Lindsay was born in Melbourne, where she went to school as a day-girl for a few years at Clyde Girls Grammar, then situated in East St Kilda. Appleyard College, the setting oh her most famous novel Picnic at Hanging Rock, was to some extent based on Clyde Girls' Grammar School. From 1916 to 1919, Joan studied painting at the National Gallery of Victoria Art School, Melbourne and exhibited numerous of her watercolor and oil paintings. On Valentine's Day 1922 she married Daryl Lindsay in London. When her husband was knighted in 1956 and Joan became Lady Lindsay. The Lindsays travelled together in Europe and the USA, Daryl with his paints and Joan with her typewriter. She contributed articles, reviews and stories to various magazines and newspapers on art. She died in December 1984.

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