Children of The Earth

The marriage of settler couple Hestia and Adam is not happy. But one by one three intriguing strangers arrive at their lonely bush farm, and lives are changed forever. Walton's first novel is an imaginative look at 1850s South Australia, set against a background of carefully researched history. Three ancient mythologies underlie the meeting of European and Aboriginal cultures. Captivating reading. More

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About Gwenneth Walton

Gwenneth Walton is a retired librarian living in Adelaide, South Australia.
As well as a BA in Librarianship she holds a Masters degree and a PhD in Creative Writing
from Adelaide University. Her writing interests include the 19th century colonization of South Australia by free settlers. She uses Jungian literary theory and comparative mythology to explore the meeting of European and Aboriginal cultures, but chooses to write simple, uncomplicated narrative fiction.

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Review by: Leonore Freer on Feb. 28, 2012 : (no rating)
I loved this well written book. I very much enjoyed the setting of the story and the connection made between people of very different backgrounds and cultures. It is set in my home state and depicts the research done to create this book is very broad and accurate (to my knowledge). As I read it I remembered my childhood, the struggle of my ancestors who came to be farmers in the early days of the colony. Thank you Gwen Walton. Leonore
(reviewed 83 days after purchase)

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