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Title:The Colour
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Vintage
ISBN:0099425157
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Number of Pages:384
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, Historical

The Colour by Rose Tremain

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Colour Newlyweds Joseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate from England to New Zealand along with Joseph s mother Lilian in search of new beginnings and prosperity but the harsh land near Christchurch where they settle threatens to destroy them almost before they begin When Joseph finds gold in a creek bed he hides the discovery from both his wife and mother and becomes obsessed with the riches awaiting him deep in the earth Abandoning his farm and family he sets off alone for the new goldfields over the Southern Alps a moral wilderness where many others under the seductive dreams of the colour rush to their destinies and doom

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