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A spell-binding, multi-generational novel, set in the ruthless world of movie-making.

A spell-binding, multi-generational novel, set in the ruthless world of movie-making.

On a blistering hot day in 1850, George and Richard Ross take their first steps on Australian soil after three long months at sea. All they have is each other, and a quarterly remittance from their irate father who has banished them to the Colonies.

A decade on, and the brothers are the owners of successful vineyard, Araluen, nestled in a beautiful green valley not far from Adelaide. Now a successful businessman, George has laid down the roots of his own Ross dynasty, born of the New World. But building a family empire - at any cost - can have a shattering effect on the generations to come ...

From the South Australian vineyards of the 1850s to the opulence and corruption of Hollywood's golden age... From the relentless loneliness of the outback to mega-budget movie-making in modern-day New York... Judy Nunn weaves an intricate web of characters and locations in this spellbinding saga of the Ross family and its inescapable legacy of greed and power.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781864712452

    September 1, 2011

    Arrow Australia

    656 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9781741665970

    October 1, 2007

    Random House Australia

    656 pages

    RRP $21.99

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    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
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    • Readings
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    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742741789

    October 1, 2010

    RHA eBooks Adult

    656 pages

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Also by Judy Nunn

Spirits of the Ghan
Sanctuary
Oskar the Pole
The Otto Bin Empire: Clive's Story
The Great Australian Writers' Collection 2013
Elianne
Just South of Rome
The Wardrobe
The House on Hill Street
The House on Hill Street (Storycuts)
The Wardrobe (Storycuts)
Tiger Men
Judy Nunn Free Sampler
Kal
Maralinga
Floodtide
Heritage
Pacific
Beneath The Southern Cross
Territory
Centre Stage
The Glitter Game

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To Kill A Mockingbird
Best Laid Plans
Echo Burning
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Fool Me Once
Private Delhi
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Voyager
Swing Time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Girls
The Mistress
The Bone Collection
Cold Blood
Fifty Shades Darker
Colombiano
The Trip of a Lifetime