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The ripping tree / Nikki Gemmell.

Gemmell, Nikki, (author.).


Early 1800s. Thomasina Trelora is on her way to the colonies to be married to a clergyman she's never met. A storm wrecks the ship and leaves her near death. Saved by an Aboriginal man who leaves her at the door of a grand estate. Tom is now free to be whoever she wants to be and a whole new life opens up to her. But as she's drawn deeper into the intriguing life of this grand estate, she discovers that things aren't quite as they seem. She stumbles across a horrifying secret at the heart of this world of colonial decorum - and realizes she may have exchanged one kind of prison for another.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780008511074
  • Physical Description: 346 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: London : The Borough Press, 2021.
Subject: Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Shipwreck victims > Fiction.
Australia > History > 1788-1900 > Fiction.
Australia > Colonization > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 4 of 7 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Castlegar Public Library.


  • 2 current holds with 7 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Castlegar Public Library FIC GEM (Text) 35146002298172 Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2023-06-23

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