The Middle of Nowhere

Description

When Mary Pinny dies from a snakebite, she leaves her young daughter, Comity, and husband Herbert in the Middle of Nowhere. As Stationmaster of the Kinkindele Repeater Station, Herbert Pinny takes great pride in his job; receiving morse messages and passing them down the Wire to the rest of Australia and beyond. But Comity dreams of a different life - where her mother is alive and she has her own horse and a new piano - and sends letters to her grandmother and her snooty aunt full of colourful tales of her imaginary life. That is, until the new station assistant, Quartz Hogg, arrives and brings Comity and her father sharply back down to earth.

Details

Author(s)
Geraldine Mccaughrean
For ages
9+
Format
Hardback | 304 pages
Dimensions
134 x 200 x 24mm | 339.99g
Publication date
01 Oct 2013
Publisher
Usborne Publishing Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1409522008
ISBN13
9781409522003
Bestsellers rank
527,470