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                                                         Book of the Week

The Floating Garden

  Sydney, Milsons Point, 1926. Entire streets are being demolished for the building of the Harbour Bridge. Ellis Gilbey, landlady by day, gardening writer by night, is set to lose everything. Only the faith in the book she’s writing, and hopes for a garden of her own, stave off despair. As the tight-knit community splinters and her familiar world crumbles, Ellis relives her escape to the city at sixteen, landing in the unlikely care of self-styled theosophist Minerva Stranks.

The Floating Garden has received great reviews in both The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. Debut author Emma Ashmere has also appeared on Books + and Books and Arts on Radio National.

Emma Ashmere's debut is a beautifully detailed historical novel, full of tenacious and likeable women asserting themselves through guile. Finely crafted, The Floating Garden is at once an elegy for the forgotten and a subversive counter-history to the tumult of rapid progress. - Cameron Woodhead, The Age

 


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