The Plantation

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Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited, 2011 - Australian fiction - 458 pages
With millions of copies sold worldwide, Di Morrissey is Australia's favourite storyteller with new novel The Last Paradise out now.When Australian Julie Reagan discovers a book written about wild Malaysia in the 1970s, she decides to find out more about the author - her great aunt. Why did her grandmother refuse to speak about her sister who disappeared from the family, 60 years before? What caused such a severe rift?Julie is invited to stay with her cousins who run the plantation founded by her great grandfather in Malaya a hundred years ago, and she decides to visit in the hope of finding clues to this family mystery. What Julie finds sends her spiralling through generations of loves, deaths, tragedy and the challenges of the present until she discovers her grandmother's shocking secret.

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User Review  - Patduncan - LibraryThing

The investigation of a family mystery discovers dark secrets, and a family member living quite close. The history of British occupation of Malaysia and the Second World War make this a very interesting story. Read full review

The Plantation

User Review  - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing

Brisbane marketing consultant Julie Reagan is drawn to the jungles of Malaysia in search of family secrets. Intrigued by the gaps in her family tree, Julie travels to Utopia, the rubber plantation run ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Di Morrissey is Australia's most popular female novelist. Di's previous novel's, The Islands, Monsoon, The Valley, The Reef, Barra Creek, Kimberley Sun, The Bay, Blaze, Scatter the Stars, The Songmaster, When the Singing Stops, Tears of the Moon, The Last Mile Home, Follow the Morning Star, The Last Rose of Summer and Heart of the Dreaming have all been bestsellers. Di divides her time between Byron Bay and the Manning Valley in NSW.

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