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Skylark Jenny Pattrick

Skylark

Jenny Pattrick

Published
ISBN : 9781869798048
Paperback
336 pages
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The little French girl, Lily Alouette, was singing and dancing almost as soon as she could walk, and performing became as much a part of her as breathing. When she is left an orphan in an unfamiliar country after her parents have emigrated to theMoreThe little French girl, Lily Alouette, was singing and dancing almost as soon as she could walk, and performing became as much a part of her as breathing. When she is left an orphan in an unfamiliar country after her parents have emigrated to the goldfields, it is performing in a circus that offers survival. Later she takes to the stage in both Australia and New Zealand, which is where she attracts the attention of two men. One is the faithful Jack Lacey- the other is the renowned pirate Bully Hayes. While Jack has to compete with both Bully and the theatre to win Lilys attention, Lily finds she must share Jack, too.From the bestselling author of The Denniston Rose, this unconventional love story is set amid real figures from nineteenth-century theatre, giving a vivid and entertaining picture of the life of actors and circus performers, of gold miners, of horse breeders, of colonial settlers. Filtered through a unique and intriguing narrative, it is page-turning, heart-warming and full of surprises.