Whalesong


Publication Date: 1 Sep. 2022
Format: Paperback / softback

ISBN 9780645218022

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    “THERE IS NO NOW AND NO THEN, ONLY IN BETWEEN AND ALWAYS … OPEN THE BOX. COME AND SEE.”

    Aberdeen’s family has been woven into the fabric of Hobart for generations. When her journalist father gifts her an antique chronometer, it leads her to another girl who also knows and loves Hobart.

    The Hobart this girl knows is very different to the one Aberdeen grew up in ... a newer Hobart, where the stone buildings aren’t yet mellowed to soft golds, sea shanties ring out from tall sailing ships, and men armed with harpoons hunt whales in the harbour.

    This girl knows something that Aberdeen is yet to discover - one person really can make a difference ...

    CBCA Award-winning author Kate Gordon invites you to walk the cobbled streets of Hobart in the early 19th century, exploring our desire to change the world for the better, and the enduring legacy both good and bad - of those who came before ...