GOLDEN URCHIN


GOLDEN URCHIN

MADELEINE BRENT    Book Number: 84970    Product format: Paperback

Written by the winner of the Romantic Novelists' Association Award in 1978, these novels are now available in paperback editions. Madeleine Brent was the pseudonym used by Peter O'Donnell, creator of Modesty Blaise. Mitji had lived with her Aboriginal tribe for as long as she could remember. With her white skin, thin nose and red hair she does not look like the rest of the tribe, but she has learned their skills of survival in the arid desert. As she nears womanhood, her oddness has made her an outcast and she must leave her people. She goes on a walkabout in search of the Walypalya, the tribe with red hair and white skin like her own who had come from the great waters. Perhaps they would receive her kindly and let her stay with them. On her wanderings she comes upon a white man, lying half-dead in the blazing heat, and nurses him back to health. Together they make their way to his home, and Mitji becomes Meg and has to learn to wear clothes, to sleep in a bed, to sit on a chair and to speak English. Gradually she came to understand that she herself was one of the Walypalya the subject of Mitjiquin, Elder of Elders of all the white tribes - Queen Victoria. In this world there are new dangers and Meg must confront the terrors of the long sea voyage before she can find happiness on the other side of the world. Only the knowledge she has learnt from her Aboriginal tribe can guarantee her survival and that of her friend. 375pp in facsimile paperback reprint of the 1986 original.
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ISBN 9780285641648
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