Author Talk on the footpath - Alli Sinclair - BURNING FIELDS

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Romeo and Juliet set in Queensland's sugar cane fields in 1948, as the daughter of an Anglo-Australian family falls for an Italian immigrant against the wishes of her family.
 
1948. The world is struggling to regain a sense of balance after the devastation of World War II, and the sugar cane-growing community of Piri River in northern Queensland is no exception.
 
As returned servicemen endeavour to adjust to their pre-war lives, women who had worked for the war effort are expected to embrace traditional roles once more.
 
Rosie Stanton finds it difficult to return to the family farm after years working for the Australian Women's Army Service. Reminders are everywhere of the brothers she lost in the war and she is unable to understand her father's contempt for Italians, especially the Conti family next door. When her father takes ill, Rosie challenges tradition by managing the farm, but outside influences are determined to see her fail.
 
Desperate to leave his turbulent history behind, Tomas Conti has left Italy to join his family in Piri River. Tomas struggles to adapt in Australia - until he meets Rosie. Her easygoing nature and positive outlook help him forget the life he's escaped. But as their relationship grows, so do tensions between the two families until the situation becomes explosive.

Author Talk on the footpath - Alli Sinclair - BURNING FIELDS  
10am to 12pm
Sunday 29 July 2018
Annies Books, Peregian Beach
http://www.anniesbooksonperegian.com.au/AnniesEvents.html

Annie’s Books on Peregian :
8 Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach
07 5448 2053
Annie’s Books on Peregian

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