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  • Title: The Heart of the Continent
  • Author: Nancy Cato
  • ISBN: 9780312029272
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Set in the Australian outback in the early part of the 20th century, this novel tells of the life of a young woman struggling against her privileged background to become a nurse and to cope with the harsh life that the bush and World War I have inflicted upon her.
    The Heart of the Continent Set in the Australian outback in the early part of the th century this novel tells of the life of a young woman struggling against her privileged background to become a nurse and to cope with the h

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    1. I enjoyed this book even this time It is the beautifully written story of two women, Alix and her daughter Caro Alix was the daughter of well to do landowners who studied nursing and worked in a small clinic in the Australian outback She eventually married a land owner but was widowed shortly after Caro was her daughter who became a nurse and a pilot.Some of the book s setting was in places that I had actually visited, Maree, Adelaide, Darwin I could picture once the spiniflex and the Australi [...]

    2. Spent this afternoon absorbed in this great book not wanting it to end and when you look at titles in bookshops today you ll see nothing this long detailed which makes me wonder what has changed since 1989 when this was published This is a long book which gives characters the space to grow and this is a really great thing No cliched romance this it s real and ornery and thought provoking The Australian outback, both world wars the flying doctor back story is interesting the heroines Alix and Car [...]

    3. Alix MacFarlane defies her family and refuses to live a proper life in one of the big cities in Aus tralia in the 1920 s or so becomes a registered nurse and goes to work in the Australian bush in a remote medical practice Years later her daughter follows in her footsteps, except that Caro, in addition to nursing, owns her own plane and can fly herself from one remote station to another Not great, but a good read I read it last winter one weekend when John had the flu.

    4. This could have been a fantastic story the start of the flying doctor service in Australia and all the difficulties the nurses faced However, the author just didn t do it for me Her style didn t quite do justice to the scope of the story and the integrity of her characters With another author this could have been brilliant As it was, it fell flat

    5. Le titre d crit bien l avenue des pilotes au d but du si cle en Australie qui avaient traverser les d serts J ai appris beaucoup de choses dans ce livre ne serait ce que de savoir les conditions de vie cette poqueMon int r t a t soutenu gr ce aux deux h ro nes, toutefois la fin m a d ue car elle tait trop pr visible.

    6. This is a beautiful story, set in Australia, that extends across generations The book gave a beautiful sense that you were there in place and time, watching a continent and culture grow It was also a great look at women s history and opportunity as time progresses.

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