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  • Published: 23 November 2009
  • ISBN: 9781742285054
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 372
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Time Out for Living


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A colourful and engaging novel from the bestselling author of House On Hill and Burnt Sunshine.  

It's not every day of the week that a girl from Muckadilla comes to Brisbane to join the Navy, but it's World War II and Lulla Riddel can see herself in those Navy whites.  However, she promptly discovers that they can't use short-sighted strawberry blondes, so it's just as well the Brisbane Manpower Committe can . . .
While working in a munitions factory is far from Lulla's dream, it's there she meets warm-hearted Janet and practical Peggy.  The three friends are young and ready for fun in the charged atmosphere of wartime Australia.  Servicemen are pouring into town - there's no time for courtships, but there's certainly time for romance.  Lulla secretly prefers one infuriatingly cocky Australian soldier, but that won't stop her enjoying some of the other handsome young me in town . . .
Vividly capturing this colourful chapter in Australia's history, Time Out for Living evokes an uncertain and exciting world full of sailors and soldiers, brawls and seduction, dancing and romance.

  • Pub date: 23 November 2009
  • ISBN: 9781742285054
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 372

About the Author

Estelle Pinney

Estelle Pinney grew up and Cairns in the tobacco town of Mareeba, North Queensland. She left school at the age of thirteen to work as a colourist in her grandfather's photographic studio. Estelle's eventful adult life saw her working as an ambulance driver for the US army during World War II; as a beauty consultant; and as a registered deckhand on her husband's crayfishing boat in the Torres Strait. She is the author of Time Out for Living (1995) and A Net Full of Honey (1996), and co-author of Too Many Spears (1978) with late husband Peter Pinney. Estelle lives in Brisbane with her daughter Stella.

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