My Love Must Wait

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HarperCollins Australia, Mar 1, 2013 - Literary Criticism - 560 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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Ernestine Hill was a mid-century Australian author who has become – not exactly forgotten, but certainly not much known outside her home country, and little enough read even there. She was mostly a ... Read full review

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Ernestine Hill (1899-1972) was born in Rockhampton, Queensland. Throughout her life she travelled widely (and lightly), taking with her only the bare necessities, her typewriter and her notes and manuscripts. Her non-fiction included The Territory - the story of the Northern Territory - and The Great Australian Loneliness.

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