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              Skylark
                 

              Skylark (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pattrick, Jenny

              • RRP: $37.00
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              The little French girl, Lily L'Alouette, was singing and dancing almost as soon as she could walk, and performing became as much a part of her as breathing. When she is left an orphan in an unfamiliar country after her parents have emigrated to New Zealand, it is performing in a ...circus that offers survival. Later she takes to the stage in both Australia and New Zealand, which is where she attracts the attention of two men. One is the faithful Jack Lacey; the other is the renowned pirate Bully Hayes. While Jack has to compete with both Bully and the theatre to win Lily's attention, Lily finds she must share Jack, too. This lively, unconventional love story is set amid real figures from nineteenth-century theatre, giving a vivid and entertaining picture of the life of actors and circus performers, of gold miners, of horse breeders, of colonial settlers. Filtered through a unique and intriguing narrative, it is page-turning, heart-warming and full of surprises.
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              ISBN 9781869798048
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2012
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Inheritance
                 

              Inheritance (Paperback)

              By Pattrick, Jenny

              • RRP: $30.00
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              Inheritance is a novel of contrasts: the tropical beauty and exuberance of Samoa in the 1960s; and the dark violence that arises from the conflict between truthfulness and love.

              ISBN 9781869793074
              Published NZ 5 Mar 2010
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              The Denniston Rose
               

              The Denniston Rose (Paperback, Re-issue)

              By Pattrick, Jenny

              • RRP: $30.00
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              The bleak coal-mining settlement of Denniston, isolated high on a plateau above New Zealand's West Coast, is a place that makes or breaks those who live there. At the time of this novel - the 1880s - the only way to reach the makeshift collection of huts, tents and saloons is to ...climb aboard an empty coal-wagon to be hauled 2000 feet up the terrifyingly steep Incline - the cable-haulage system that brings the coal down to the railway line. All sorts arrive here to work the mines and bring out the coal: ex-goldminers down on their luck; others running from the law, or from a woman, or worse. They work alongside recruited English miners, solid and skilled, who scorn these disorganised misfits and want them off the Hill. Into this chaotic community come five-year-old Rose and her mother, riding up the Incline, at night, during a storm. No one knows what has driven them there, but most agree the mother must be desperate to choose Denniston; worse, to choose that drunkard Jimmy Cork as bedfellow. The mother has her reasons and her plans, which she tells no one. The indomitable Rose is left to fend for herself, struggling to secure a place in this tough and often aggressive community. The Denniston Rose is about isolation and survival. It is the story of a spirited child, who, in appalling conditions, remains a survivor.
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              ISBN 9781869798420
              Published NZ 18 May 2012
              Publisher Random House
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              Landings
                

              Landings (Paperback, Re-issue)

              By Pattrick, Jenny

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              The Whanganui River at the turn of the twentieth century is a busy thoroughfare, taking sightseers through the spectacular landscape by paddle steamer and acting as highway for the sparse scatterings of settlements along its twisting length. The people who have made it their home... are a diverse collection, from Samuel Blencoe, trying to forget his past life as a convict, to the hoteliers at Pipiriki, the nuns at Jerusalem, the Maori families, the Chinese market gardener and the farmers, like Danny and Stella, trying to tame the wild bush. There's also Bridie, the strange, silent girl, who haunts the banks of the river where the accident occurred that robbed her of her mind. Like the tributaries that trickle down the mountains and join the mighty river, so the lives of these people come together in this vivid and moving tale of a stunningly unique place.
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              ISBN 9781869798451
              Published NZ 18 May 2012
              Publisher Random House
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              Catching the Current
                

              Catching the Current (Paperback, Re-issue)

              By Pattrick, Jenny

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              On the run from an unfortunate 'indiscretion', young Conrad Rasmussen finds refuge in the North Island of New Zealand under the employ of the famous (or notorious) Dane, Bishop Monrad. However Conrad - a talented and impetuous Faroeman, known in Jenny Pattrick's Denniston novels ...as Con the Brake - finds he cannot escape his past. This is Conrad's story, and that of the unusual woman Anahuia. It is a tale of new lands and old songs, of seafaring and war and the search for love. It is also the story of the Faroe Islands and of Denmark's early connection with New Zealand. In Catching the Current the free spirit is pitted against the forces of tradition.
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              ISBN 9781869798444
              Published NZ 18 May 2012
              Publisher Random House
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              The Denniston Rose
                

              The Denniston Rose (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Pattrick, Jenny; Read by Hood, Kate

              • RRP: $34.99
              • $29.74
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              The bleak coal-mining settlement of Denniston, isolated high on a plateau above New Zealand's West Coast, is a place that makes or breaks those who live there. At the time of this novel - the 1880s - the only way to reach the makeshift collection of huts, tents and saloons is to ...climb aboard an empty coal-wagon to be hauled 2000 feet up the terrifying steep Incline - the cable-haulage system that brings the coal down the railway line. All sorts arrive here to work the mines and bring down the coal: ex-goldminers down on their luck, others running from the law or from a woman or worse. They work alongside recruited English miners, solid and skilled, who scorn these disorganised misfits and want them off the Hill. Into this chaotic community come five-year-old Rose and her mother, riding up the Incline, at night, during a storm. No one else knows what has driven them there, but most agree the mother must be desperate to choose Denniston; worse, to choose that drunkard, Jimmy Cork, as bedfellow. The mother has her reasons and her plans, which she tells no one. The indomitable Rose is left to fend for herself. finding allies and enemies in her struggle to secure a place in this tough and often agressive community. The Denniston Rose is about isolation and survival. It is the story of a spirited child, who, in appaling conditions, remains a survivor.
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              ISBN 9781743162002
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2013
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              6 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Leap of Faith
               

              Leap of Faith (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pattrick, Jenny

              • RRP: $38.00
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              "Billy is a young, impressionable dreamer. In 1907, he strikes off on his own, keen to prove himself an able worker on the new railroad. Its being cut through steep mountain sides and across deep gullies to join the two ends of the Main Trunk Line. Also drawn to the remote worker... settlements are miners from Denniston, young men fresh off the boat, sly-groggers, temperance campaigners, women following their menfolk, local Mori and a varied assortment of people after a new life or a quick buck. Among them is a preacher, Gabriel Locke, who is running from a shady past and determined to avoid the daily grind. With untimely and suspicious deaths, the horrendous weather, impossible deadlines, the rugged landscape and a blossoming romance, it will take a lot more than a leap of faith for this disparate group to complete the railroad and build the magnificent Makatote Viaduct"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9780143770916
              Published NZ 3 Apr 2017
              Publisher Random House
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              If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't)

              If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pattrick, Jenny

              • RRP: $39.99
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              It-girl Betty White delivers a hilarious, slyly profound take on love, life, celebrity, and everything in between. Drawing from a lifetime of lessons learned, seven-time Emmy winner Betty White's wit and wisdom take center stage Featuring all-new material, with a focus on the pas...t fifteen years of her life.
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              ISBN 9781864712902
              Published NZ 2 May 2011
              Publisher Random House
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              Heartland
                

              Heartland (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Pattrick, Jenny

              • RRP: $36.99
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              Heart-warming and compulsive reading, this is an entertaining, lively and moving novel from one of New Zealand's favourite authors. 'Donny Mac was released at Eastertime about a month before Pansy Holloway, also known as Nightshade, disappeared for good.' After a short stint in p...rison on trumped-up charges, the loveable simpleton Donny Mac returns to the house left to him by his grandfather in the small settlement of Manawa, in the shadow of Mt Ruapehu. Now inhabited by a handful of colourful locals, the once prosperous milling town is only bustling in the ski season when the out-of-towners arrive. Awaiting Donny's return is the drunken and pregnant Nightshade, who claims he is the father. Donny's friends keep anxiously: the lace-making Bull Howie; Vera who can be seen every evening wheeling Bull's dinner in a pram down to his house in her own version of meals on wheels; farmer George Kingi and his fey four-year-old daughter Lovey; and the strange elderly sisters who have moved in next door. Also watching is the Virgin Tracey, a sixteen-year-old hiding out in one of the abandoned houses, with her own tiny baby. When an accident threatens to put Donny back into prison, he and the Virgin Tracey come up with a solution. But can the secret remain hidden?
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              ISBN 9781775535850
              Published NZ 4 Apr 2014
              Publisher Random House
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              The Denniston Rose
                

              The Denniston Rose (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Pattrick, Jenny; Read by Hood, Kate

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $33.99
              • Save $6.00
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              The bleak coal-mining settlement of Denniston, isolated high on a plateau above New Zealand's West Coast, is a place that makes or breaks those who live there. At the time of this novel - the 1880s - the only way to reach the makeshift collection of huts, tents and saloons is to ...climb aboard an empty coal-wagon to be hauled 2000 feet up the terrifying steep Incline - the cable-haulage system that brings the coal down the railway line. All sorts arrive here to work the mines and bring down the coal: ex-goldminers down on their luck, others running from the law or from a woman or worse. They work alongside recruited English miners, solid and skilled, who scorn these disorganised misfits and want them off the Hill. Into this chaotic community come five-year-old Rose and her mother, riding up the Incline, at night, during a storm. No one else knows what has driven them there, but most agree the mother must be desperate to choose Denniston; worse, to choose that drunkard, Jimmy Cork, as bedfellow. The mother has her reasons and her plans, which she tells no one. The indomitable Rose is left to fend for herself. finding allies and enemies in her struggle to secure a place in this tough and often agressive community. The Denniston Rose is about isolation and survival. It is the story of a spirited child, who, in appaling conditions, remains a survivor.
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              ISBN 9781743161999
              Published NZ 1 Apr 2013
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              162 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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