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  • Published: 30 June 2008
  • ISBN: 9781742281674
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 264

A Good Arriving



'I'm in it good and proper, worse than sweeping out the tallest, muckiest chimney. But I learnt there are two sorts of kindness. One of them's nice to look at for a time, but it's rotten inside. The other one's true and honest, like the kind Helen gives.'
Chimney sweep Ben escapes from a tyrannical boss, but his brave new life turns nasty and dangerous.
Helen wants nothing more than to stay on the family farm in rural England. Then a devastating change strips her of everything she knows and loves.
Amid their struggles, Helen and Ben leave England, bound for Australia. But before they even catch sight of their new land, they face a menace far worse than anything they met in the old country.
A thriller set in the harsh 1830's by bestselling author David McRobbie.

  • Published: 30 June 2008
  • ISBN: 9781742281674
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 264

About the author

David McRobbie

David McRobbie is the author of many best-selling books for children and young adults, and many of his stories have been adapted for television, including the very funny Wayne series, Eugénie Sandler PI, and Fergus McPhail.
Since 1990, he has published more than thirty titles. The thriller, See How They Run, published by Penguin in 1994, was also adapted by the BBC/ABC as a gripping television series.
His young adult novel, Tyro, was shortlisted for the 2000 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for Older Readers.
David McRobbie's background is a varied one: he has worked as a ship's engineer, a primary school teacher, a college lecturer, a parliamentary researcher in Papua New Guinea and a radio and television producer with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He now writes full-time.

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