Strangerland : A Family at War

By: Drysdale, Helena

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In 1834, when Isabella Campbell was twenty-four, she left England for India, where she met the man that would become her husband: Charles Gascoyne. Life settled into a routine, but there was upheaval ahead, on a scale no-one could have expected: after twenty-six years in India, Charles decided the family would leave for New Zealand; Isabella, who was unwell, would return to England, and rejoin her husband and children later. In fact, it would be over a year before Isabella was reunited with her family -- or not, as it turned out. Arriving in New Zealand, Isabella discovered the children's governess had become her husband's lover; Charles blamed Isabella for the failure of their marriage -- a marriage she had not even realized was under threat. It was not just Isabella who found herself in crisis, however: the country itself was in turmoil, as British settlers warred with native Maoris. For Isabella, events came to a head -- and the public became personal -- when some of her own relatives were slaughtered.

Title: Strangerland : A Family at War

Author Name: Drysdale, Helena


Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Picador: 2006

ISBN Number: 0330411691

ISBN Number 13: 9780330411691

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo)

Seller ID: 026131

Description: 395 pages. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide