My Love Must Wait

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HarperCollins, 2013 - Australia - 538 pages
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Romance, passion, lusty adventure ... the story of Matthew Flinders navigator, explorer and lover.

When Matthew Flinders, the first man to chart and circumnavigate Australia, set sail from England in July 1801, he left behind the intrigues of his homeland but also his young bride of only a few weeks, Ann Chappell. He didn't see her again for more than nine years. During that time he carried out incredible feats of seamanship and navigation, made the first charts of much of the coastline of Australia, and was shipwrecked and later held prisoner by the French on Mauritius. Meticulously researched and written with great insight and sensitivity, My Love Must Wait is both a tender portrayal of faithful devotion, and a stirring re-creation of the courage and endurance of one of history's greatest seamen.

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About the author (2013)

Debra Adelaide was born in 1958 in Sydeny, Australia. She holds a BA and MA in English literature and a doctorate in Australian women┐s literature from the University of Sydney. She is an associate professor at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her editing work includes A Bright and Fiery Troop, A Window in the Dark, Motherlove, Motherlove 2, Cutting the Cord, Acts of Dog, and The Simple Act of Reading. Her other works include The Hotel Albatross, Australian Women Writers, Serpent Dust, The Household Guide to Dying, Letter to George Clooney, and The Women's Pages.

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