The second bridegroom

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McPhee Gribble, Oct 1, 1991 - Fiction - 214 pages
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The first novel of a projected trilogy concluding with the already published TCaptivity Captive' (1988). Tells the story of a convict transported to Australia and his escape to the mysterious and incomprehensible bush. The author, a novelist and poet, won the Miles Franklin Award in 1982 for TJust Relations', and is currently Chair of the Australia Council.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A compelling, lyrical tale of a ne'er-do-well's arrival in 19th-century New South Wales, the first novel of a trilogy ending with Hall's previously published Captivity Captive. In Captivity Captive ... Read full review

The second bridegroom

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This novel by one of Australia's leading writers is the first in a trilogy whose concluding volume has already been published. The mythic overtones of that work, Captivity Captive ( LJ 1/88), continue ... Read full review


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Author Rodney Hall was born in Birmingham, England in 1935. After World War II, he migrated to Australia. At the age of 16, he left school in Brisbane, but eventually graduated from the University of Queensland in 1971. He has written collections of poetry, biographies, novels, and scripts for both television and radio. He won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award in 1988 for Captivity Captive and the Miles Franklin Award in 1982 for Just Relations and in 1994 for The Grisly Wife.

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