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Skylarking

Hat uestions what it is to remember and how tempting it can be to forget‘Kate Mildenhall’s impressive debut novel takes an historical case and re imagines it with such sensitivity and insight that we feel this must be how it truly happened’ Emily Bitt Set in a tiny lighthouse community in the Jervis Bay area towards the end of the 19th century this is the story of best friends Kate and Harriet

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Kate and Harriet are best friends growing up together on an isolated Australian cape in the s As daughters of the lighthouse keepers the two girls share everything until a fisherman McPhail arrives in their small community When Kate witnesses the desire that This was a beautiful book to read the story of two young girls growing up in a very small community in Australia their lives their friendships an

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Flares between him and Harriet she is torn by her feelings of envy and longing But one moment in McPhail’s hut will change the course of their lives forever Inspired by a true story Skylarking is a stunning debut novel about friendship love and loss one t Kate and Harriet had been best friends all their lives Kate s father was the head lighthouse keeper and Harriet s father was his assistan


About the Author: Kate Mildenhall

Kate Mildenhall is a writer and teacher who lives on the outskirts of Melbourne with her young family She has taught in schools at RMIT University and State Library Victoria and volunteered with Teachers Across Borders in Cambodia Her debut novel SKYLARKING was published in Australia by Black Inc in and in the UK by Legend Press in Skylarking was longlisted for the Voss Literary.



10 thoughts on “Skylarking

  1. says:

    35 Absolutely beautiful setting described wonderfully An isolated Cape in Australia a lighthouse keeper his family and a few others that live on the Cape and two girls with a friendship they hope will last forever Days filled with fun adventure secrets chores too of course but we all grow up A new young man arrives on the Cape and this and he will change things between the girls create a fissure in their friendshipIt

  2. says:

    This was a beautiful book to read the story of two young girls growing up in a very small community in Australia their lives their friendship

  3. says:

    is a book that takes an atmospheric and introspective look at the powerful friendship that forms between two young girls while they come of age on an isolated lighthouse community in the 1880’s This powerful Australian literary fiction tale

  4. says:

    What a joy and relief these days to read a novel that is simply told There is no jumping around in time and no changing points of view but just a novel of two girls growing up and their friendship It also accurately portrays the jealousy and feelings that raise their heads when one starts to grow up and have different experiences before the other This starts mostly when the fisherman McPhail arrives in the s

  5. says:

    Kate and Harriet had been best friends all their lives – Kate’s father was the head lighthouse keeper and Harriet’s father was his assistant Together their families had lived through heat cold; summers and winters on the isolated cape on the edge of the Australian coastline It was the 1880s and Kate and Harriet grew up knowing fun and laughter adventures and loveHarriet was two years older than Kate and suddenly Kate could

  6. says:

    In this debut novel Kate Mildenhall re imagines what could have happened to cause a tragic event that occurred in a small coastal community in the 1880s As the only girls in their mid teens Kate and Harriet are close friends in the isolated

  7. says:

    This first novel is inspired by the true story of two friends Kate Gibson and Harriet Parker They were the daughters of lighthouse keepers who grew up together in a small isolated community on the coast of Australia's Jervis Bay Territory late in the 19th centuryCertain facts are public record; the story that underpins those facts is imaginedI love that this is a story of female friendship very firmly rooted

  8. says:

    35★“ Skylarking is a work of fiction based on the true story of Harriet Parker her best friend Kate Gibson the

  9. says:

    Set in a tiny lighthouse community in the Jervis Bay area towards the end of the 19th century this is the story of best friends Kate and Harriet Kate is the younger by a couple of years; smart bookish uite wilful and supremely confident in the physical environment where her father is the head lighthouse keeper In many ways

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    wwwonewomansbbrwordpresscomwwwfacebookcomonewomansbbrSkylarking by Kate Mildenhall 2016 As daughters of lighthouse keepers Kate and Harriet are best friends growing up together on as isolated Australian cape in the 1880s Everything c

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