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Judy Nunn's gripping and thought-provoking bestseller. During the darkest days of the cold war, in a remote SA desert, the future of a nation is being decided...

Judy Nunn's gripping and thought-provoking bestseller. During the darkest days of the cold war, in a remote SA desert, the future of a nation is being decided...

Maralinga is the story of British Lieutenant Daniel Gardiner, who accepts a twelve-month posting to the wilds of South Australia on a promise of rapid promotion; Harold Dartleigh, Deputy Director of MI6 and his undercover operative Gideon Melbray; Australian Army Colonel Nick Stratton and the enigmatic Petraeus Mitchell, bushman and anthropologist. They all find themselves in a violent and unforgiving landscape, infected with the unique madness and excitement that only nuclear testing creates.

Maralinga is also a story of love; a love so strong that it draws the adventurous young English journalist Elizabeth Hoffmann halfway around the world in search of the truth.

And Maralinga is a story of heartbreak; heartbreak brought to the innocent First Australians who had walked their land unhindered for 40,000 years...

Reviews

Part historical fiction, part intelligent thriller, part romance ... Very compelling.

Good Reading

A riveting drama threaded with a great love story.

Australian Women's Weekly

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781864712513

    August 1, 2011

    Arrow Australia

    608 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781864714852

    September 1, 2010

    Random House Australia

    608 pages

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Also by Judy Nunn

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

Recommendations

The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
The Girl on the Train
The Golden House
Dragonfly In Amber
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Swing Time
The Mistress
Tiger Men
The Golden Age
Fifty Shades Darker
A Long Way from Home
Uncommon Type
The Trip of a Lifetime
The Light Between Oceans
Line of Fire
Ready Player One