When Roberta 'Bertie' Lightfoot is crippled by polio, her world collapses. But Mama doesn't tolerate self-pity, and Bertie is nobody if not her mother's daughter - until she sets her heart on becoming an artist. But when the family moves to Port Moresby in 1955, Bertie starts to rebel against her mother's strict control. Bertie is determined to be the master of her own life canvas and secretly learns techniques of drawing and painting under the tutelage of her mother's arch rival. But Roberta isn't the only one deceiving her family. As secrets come into the light, the domestic varnish starts to crack, and jealousy and passion threaten to irrevocably mar the relationship between mother and daughter.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Annah Faulkner
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Imprint: Picador Australia
Dimensions: Width: 15.40cm , Height: 2.40cm , Length: 23.40cm
ISBN 10: 1742611559
Publication Date: 01 July 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
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Sporadic bursts of poetry and occasional short stories defined Annah's early writing. In 1996 experiences from a career in acupuncture prompted her to write a non-fiction manual. This was followed by a humorous biography, Frankly Speaking, which enjoyed considerable success in Australia and New Zealand. In 2007 her story, The Blood of Others, was published by the American literary journal Antipodes. Annah and her husband split their time between Queensland's Sunshine Coast and the South Island of New Zealand. She is presently working on her second novel.
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