All the Rivers Run

Author(s): Nancy Cato

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Philadelphia Gordon is an artist, a riverboat skipper and a beautiful, independent woman. Orphaned by a shipwreck, Philadelphia grows up on the banks of her beloved Murray River in Australia with her kindly uncle and strict aunt, seemingly destined for a conventional life. But then tragedy changes everything, and leads her to a successful career as a painter, and then to a meeting with the dashing captain of the paddle-steamer which bears her name.

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'Its precision of language, firmness of characterisation and richness of the Australian setting invites comparison with The Thorn Birds"' -- Publishers Weekly. 'A novel on the grand scale, with Australia as its background and a beautiful riverboat skipper its wilful heroine.' -- She.

Nancy Cato spent her working life in the literary field as a poet, novelist and reporter on an Adelaide daily paper. In 1984 she was made a member of the Order of Australia. She died in 2000.

General Fields

  • : 9780340938355
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • : March 2007
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 42mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2007
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 640
  • : 640
  • : Nancy Cato
  • : Nancy Cato
  • : 823.914
  • : 823.914