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  • Published: 3 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781864712476
  • Imprint: Arrow Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 704
  • RRP: $19.99
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Floodtide




Four men. One unbreakable friendship. Forged in the mighty Iron Ore State.

Four men. One unbreakable friendship. Forged in the mighty Iron Ore State.

Floodtide is the story of Mike, Spud, Pembo and Murray, and the friendship that binds them over four memorable decades in Western Australia.

The prosperous 1950s when childhood is idyllic in the small city of Perth... The turbulent 60s of free love and war ... The avaricious 70s when WA's mineral boom breeds a new kind of entrepreneur ... The corrupt 80s, when greedy politicians and powerful businessmen bring the state to its knees...

Each of the four has a story to tell. An environmentalist fights to save the beautiful Pilbara coast from the mining conglomerates; a Vietnam veteran rises above crippling injuries to discover an extraordinary talent; and an ambitious geologist joins a hard-core businessman to lead the growth of Perth from a sleepy town to a glittering citadel of skyscrapers.

But, as the 1990s ushers in a new age, all four are caught up in the irreversible tides of change - and actions must be answered for ...

  • Pub date: 3 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9781864712476
  • Imprint: Arrow Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 704
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Judy Nunn

Judy Nunn’s career has been long, illustrious and multifaceted. After combining her internationally successful acting career with scriptwriting for television and radio, Judy decided in the 90s to turn her hand to prose.

Her first three novels, The Glitter Game, Centre Stage and Araluen, set respectively in the worlds of television, theatre and film, became instant bestsellers, and the rest is history, quite literally in fact. She has since developed a love of writing Australian historically-based fiction and her fame as a novelist has spread rapidly throughout Europe where she is published in English, German, French, Dutch, Czech and Spanish.

Her subsequent bestsellers, Kal, Beneath the Southern Cross, Territory, Pacific, Heritage, Floodtide, Maralinga, Tiger Men, Elianne and Spirits of the Ghan and Sanctuary confirmed Judy’s position as one of Australia’s leading fiction writers.

In 2015 Judy was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her "significant service to the performing arts as a scriptwriter and actor of stage and screen, and to literature as an author".

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Praise for Floodtide

“An honest portrait of a place, peopling it with fascinating, flawed characters ... A stunning blockbuster.”

Woman's Day


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