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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 A Stranger in My Street
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'It's January 1943. Australia is at war and Perth is buzzing.

'US troops have permanently docked in the city in what local men refer to bitterly as the American occupation, and Perth women are having the time of their lives. The Americans have money, accents like movie stars, smart tailored uniforms and good manners. What's more, they love to dance and show a girl a good time, and young women are throwing caution to the wind and pushing social boundaries with their behaviour.

'Not Meg Eaton, however. The war has brought her nothing but heartbreak, stealing her young love eighteen months ago. Until, in the middle of a Perth heat-wave, she meets her lost lover's brother, Tom - standing over a dead body in her neighbour's backyard.

'Suddenly, Meg finds herself embroiled in the murder mystery, and increasingly involved with Tom Lagrange. But is he all that he seems? And what exactly was his relationship with the dead woman?' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my mother, Mona Eastwood, who danced with Americans but married an Australian; for my father, Jefferson Williams, who fought a hard war and died too young. For all those who loved the ones who came back from that war.

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Works about this Work

Mystery as Wartime Perth Kicks Up Heels William Yeoman , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 3 July 2012;

— Review of A Stranger in My Street Deborah Burrows , 2012 single work novel
A Novel Way to Tell Parents' War Stories Blanche Clark , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 - 24 June 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of A Stranger in My Street Deborah Burrows , 2012 single work novel
Untitled Milly Main , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 342 2012; (p. 59)

— Review of A Stranger in My Street Deborah Burrows , 2012 single work novel
Untitled Milly Main , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 342 2012; (p. 59)

— Review of A Stranger in My Street Deborah Burrows , 2012 single work novel
A Novel Way to Tell Parents' War Stories Blanche Clark , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 - 24 June 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of A Stranger in My Street Deborah Burrows , 2012 single work novel
Mystery as Wartime Perth Kicks Up Heels William Yeoman , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 3 July 2012;

— Review of A Stranger in My Street Deborah Burrows , 2012 single work novel
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