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Author: Richard Flanagan; Humphrey Bower
Publisher: [Melbourne] : Bolinda Audio Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A young Aboriginal girl, Mathinna, is adopted by the most celebrated explorer of the age, Sir John Franklin, and his wife, Lady Jane, to show that the savage can be civilised. When Sir John disappears while looking for the fabled Northwest Passage, Lady Jane turns to the great novelist Charles Dickens for help. Inspired by historical events, Wanting is a haunting meditation about love, loss and the way life is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Talking books
Fiction
Named Person: Mathinna; John Franklin, Sir; Jane Franklin, Lady; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Flanagan; Humphrey Bower
ISBN: 9781742141534 1742141536 9781743107461 1743107463
OCLC Number: 299114394
Notes: Complete and unbridged.
Bolinda Audio Books: BAB 090198.
Credits: Read by Humphrey Bower.
Cast: Read by Humphrey Bower.
Awards: Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2009.
Description: 6 sound discs (CD) (ca. 7 hr., 25 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Richard Flanagan ; read by Humphrey Bower.

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A young Aboriginal girl, Mathinna, is adopted by the most celebrated explorer of the age, Sir John Franklin, and his wife, Lady Jane, to show that the savage can be civilised. When Sir John disappears while looking for the fabled Northwest Passage, Lady Jane turns to the great novelist Charles Dickens for help. Inspired by historical events, Wanting is a haunting meditation about love, loss and the way life is finally determined never by reason, but only ever by wanting.

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