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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 The Fine Colour of Rust
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'Single mother Loretta Boskovic may have fantasies about dumping her two kids in the orphanage and riding off on a Harley with her dream lover, but her reality is life in a dusty country town called Gunapan. A self-dubbed 'old scrag', Loretta's got a big heart and a strong sense of injustice. So, when Gunapan's primary school is threatened with closure, and there's a whiff of corruption wafting through the corridors of the local council, she stirs into action. She's short of money, influence and a fully functioning car, but she does have loyal friends who'll do whatever it takes to hold on to the scrap of world that is home' (Publisher blurb).

Notes

  • Author's note: The Japanese have a word, sabi, which connotes the simple beauty of worn and imperfect and impermanent things: a weathered fence; an old cracking bough in a tree; a silver bowl mottled with tarnish; the fine colour of rust.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Blue Door ,
      2012 .
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      Extent: 247p.
      Written as: P.A. O'Reilly
      ISBN: 0007434936 (pbk.), 9780007456390 (hbk), 9780007434930 (pbk.)
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      HarperCollins Australia ,
      2015 .
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      Extent: 249p.
      Note/s:
      • Imprint : The Borough Press

      ISBN: 9780007434954

Other Formats

  • Large print.
  • Sound recording.

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon The Fine Colour of Rust by P.A. O'Reilly : Notes Emma Gordon , Victoria : Centre for Adult Education , 2013 Z1934991 2013 single work criticism
[Review] The Fine Colour of Rust Nathan Dunne , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 18 May no. 5694 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of The Fine Colour of Rust Paddy O'Reilly , 2012 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 March 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of The Fine Colour of Rust Paddy O'Reilly , 2012 single work novel
[Review] The Fine Colour of Rust Alice Robinson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 340 2012; (p. 67)

— Review of The Fine Colour of Rust Paddy O'Reilly , 2012 single work novel
Fiction Thornton McCamish , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 1 April 2012; (p. 18)

— Review of The Fine Colour of Rust Paddy O'Reilly , 2012 single work novel
Everything but the Kitchen Sink Chris Flynn , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 February 2012; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Fine Colour of Rust Paddy O'Reilly , 2012 single work novel
Fiction Angela Young , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 March 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of The Fine Colour of Rust Paddy O'Reilly , 2012 single work novel
A Cast for the Country Peter Pierce , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 3 March 2012; (p. 33) The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 March 2012; (p. 34)

— Review of The Fine Colour of Rust Paddy O'Reilly , 2012 single work novel
Small-Town Tapestries Ian McFarlane , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 March 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of The Fine Colour of Rust Paddy O'Reilly , 2012 single work novel
A Ballad of Small-Town Struggles Thornton McCamish , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 1 April 2012; (p. 19)

— Review of The Fine Colour of Rust Paddy O'Reilly , 2012 single work novel
y separately published work icon The Fine Colour of Rust by P.A. O'Reilly : Notes Emma Gordon , Victoria : Centre for Adult Education , 2013 Z1934991 2013 single work criticism
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