Dear Fran, Love Dulcie
Letters compiled by VICTORIA TWEAD
Life and Death in the Hills and Hollows of Bygone Australia
When Dulcie Clarke picks up her fountain pen to write her first letter to her pen friend, Fran, she is unaware that their friendship will continue for decades. Both are newly-weds; Dulcie has a baby girl and Fran is expecting a baby. But there the similarities end.
Fran is a Detroit city girl enjoying modern conveniences. Dulcie is a pineapple farmer’s wife enduring the extremes of Australia. Bushfires, floods, cyclones, droughts, dingo attacks and accidents are all too common.
Regardless, Dulcie’s optimism shines through, revealing her love of the land and fascination for the wild creatures that share her corner of Queensland.
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“Shocking, yet heart-warming. Overwhelmingly gripping.” Beth Haslam, author of the Fat Dogs and French Estates series.
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“A truly remarkable young woman and a unique record of Australian life.” Valerie Poore, author of Watery Ways.
“Once read, never forgotten.” Victoria Twead, New York Times bestselling author of the Old Fools series.
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