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Abyssinia
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  • Published: 1 September 2008
  • ISBN: 9781742283555
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

Abyssinia


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A psychological thriller, a desperately moving and ultimately uplifting tale of childhood innocence. . .
As small children, growing up at the property called Abyssinia, two sisters played with their dolls house together, side by side, always. Grace loved Mary and Mary loved Grace.
But inseparable bonds can be unexpectedly shattered. When this happens to Grace, she is plunged into a dark and mesmerising world, a world full of bells and the ringing sky, of odd little children, strange events and frighteningly bizarre grown ups.
'. . . wonderfully atmospheric. . . brilliantly evokes the often-shadowy place of childhood. . .' - The Age
'Ursula Dubosarsky is the most graceful, most original writer for young people in Australia - probably in the world.' - Sonya Hartnett

  • Pub date: 1 September 2008
  • ISBN: 9781742283555
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 144

About the Author

Ursula Dubosarsky

Ursula Dubosarsky is widely regarded as one of the most talented and original writers in Australia today. She is the author of over 40 books for children and young adults, which have won a number of national prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier's Literary Awards.

Alongside her fiction for older children, Ursula has a wonderful talent for picture books such as the highly popular The Terrible Plop and Too Many Elephants in This House, which have both been adapted as successful stage productions. She has also written the non-fiction Word Spy books about the English language, both of which also won major national awards.

Ursula has a PhD in English literature from Macquarie University and lives in Sydney with her family.

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