Beneath the Southern Cross

    • 4.2 • 53 Ratings
    • $12.99
    • $12.99

Publisher Description

A riveting novel that tells the story of Sydney and the people who shaped its character, its skyline and its heart.

In 1788, Thomas Kendall, a naïve nineteen-year-old sentenced to transportation for burglary, finds himself bound for Sydney Town and a new life in the wild and lawless land beneath the Southern Cross.

Thomas fathers a dynasty that will last more than two hundred years. His descendants play their part in the forging of a nation, but greed and prejudice see an irreparable rift in the family which will echo through the generations.

It is only at the dawn of the new Millennium - as an old journal lays bare a terrible secret - that the family can finally reclaim its honour…

Beneath the Southern Cross is as much a story of a city as it is a family chronicle. Bringing history to life, Judy Nunn traces the fortunes of Kendall's descendants through good times and bad, wars and social revolutions to the present day, vividly drawing the events, characters and issues that have made the city of Sydney and the nation of Australia what they are today.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2010
1 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
560
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Random House Australia
SELLER
Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
2.2
MB

Customer Reviews

SuzyRizz ,

Beneath the Southern Cross

Loved this book. Characters are so real I felt they were people I have known. Story line is well written and takes you along with it, living with the families. Would make a great movie.
Suzylee

Ametrine123 ,

Good read, but...

I was mesmerised by the plot from the very beginning. Loved the historical context and reading about the settlement of our great nation.

5 stars for a fantastic plot and endearing characters.

However, the editing is so bad. Probably the worst I have ever seem from a writer as established as Judy Nunn.

Ms Nunn, whoever edits your books - replace them soon with someone competent before you lose readers!

Smiling75 ,

Beneath the Southern Cross

I'm disappointed at the sloppy editorial of this excellent iBook, there are hundreds of words joined together right throughout, breaking the flow of reading !!! Please fix for future readers.

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