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THE FAR HORIZON: (The Macquarie Series Book 2) by [Browne, Gretta Curran]
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A COMPLETE STAND-ALONE NOVEL - AND BOOK 2 OF THE MACQUARIE SERIES.

GRETTA CURRAN BROWNE has to date been internationally published by six European publishers and also by publishers in Japan and China.

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "TREAD SOFTLY ON MY DREAMS"

As a young British officer, Lachlan Macquarie served his country in America, the West Indies, India and Egypt, but now he is being asked to go to a wilderness on the other side of the world where famine and strife amongst the inhabitants are flourishing.
A firm hand is needed, but when he arrives Lachlan surprises the population by showing them he is not only firm, he is also fair.

George Jarvis, now grown to a young man, travels with him, and it is there George meets Mary Neely, a young, embittered English girl, who falls in love with George and learns from him about the goodness of life.

Set in the early nineteenth century, The Far Horizon is a story about the genesis of a nation, and the man who turned a convict colony into a country, and named it Australia.

Gretta Curran Browne's books have been internationally published in translation throughout Europe and Japan.

About the Author

Gretta Curran Browne was born in Dublin city where she spent some of her childhood years in the notorious Goldenbridge orphanage. Later she was transferred to a second orphanage in Preston in England, which was less harsh, and where, due to one special nun, she became acquainted with the magic of storytelling. In her teenage years she moved to London to study Drama, working as a telephonist at night to pay her rent and attending Drama school in the day: after which she spent some years working full time in theatre and occasionally in television. Her first attempts at professional writing began after her two children were born, and she became a full-time mother, writing at night when the world and her children were asleep. She began with two short stories, both of which won prizes. She then began her first novel, `Tread Softly On My Dream's, based on the true story of the young Irish hero, Robert Emmet. Published by Headline and critically acclaimed by the Press, Tread Softly On My Dreams was acquired by the University of Notre Dame in the US, and The Princess Grace Irish Library in the palace of Monaco. This was followed by her second Irish novel, Fire On The Hill and later followed by her first contemporary novel, Ghosts In Sunlight. Gretta's writing career was interrupted in full flow when her son broke his back in an accident and needed her care for some years. Now fully recovered, her son is a successful young actor and Gretta has returned to her passion for writing. She has just completed her new Historical novel, By Eastern Windows, based again on a true story, set primarily in Scotland and India, and has already started work on the sequel The Far Horizon, set primarily in early Australia. Gretta is married to a lawyer and lives in London.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3632 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Eighty-Eight Publications; 1 edition (Jan. 12 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009RWTD64
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
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Excellent Read , good account of the early days of Australia, and another example of how much of our present day world and society was influenced by the British Empire...........but alas they have gone the way as the Ottaman's ,Greeks, & Roman Empires & now as we watch the American Empire
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Loved this. I learned so much about the beginnings of Australia. Was not prepared to like this as much as I did. I will have to get the sequel(s).
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It was an enjoyable way of learning about the early history of Australia.
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The two books give the flavour of that time when Great Britian consolidated it's colonies ; and through the vision of some of its' governors a new country started to flourish .
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I usually enjoy a well written fiction based on history, set in historical times with surrounding facts. But this is different and even more stimulating. It's written as a fiction but most of the story is not only set in factual history, most of it is nonfiction with very little embellishment. I consider this to be a new type of genre - perhaps it could be named creative nonfiction. As a retired history teacher that loves to read well developed stories with well developed characters, I find this to be the perfect read. The story of this family and our protagonist is simply fascinating as he is sent to Australia and transcends a myriad of struggles. Highly recommended!
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