Joan Lindsay Picnic at Hanging Rock

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Picnic at Hanging Rock

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A haunting and enigmatic tale that will keep you awake and wondering long after you turn the final page of this classic Australian mystery. Picnic at Hanging Rock is a classic piece of Australian fiction, first published in 1967, and presenting a mystery which is so well known that many believe it to have some element of truth. A wonderful story which has withstood the test of time. On Valentine's day, 1900 group of young women from an exclusive boarding school are treated to a picnic in the bush. It is a lovely day, and the girls are excited at the chance for a break from their daily routine. But, when four girls go for a walk for a closer look at Hanging Rock, tragedy strikes. Three of the four fail to return and Edith, the one who does, has no recollection of what befell her friends. At the same time one of the teachers accompanying the girls also disappears. In the days and weeks following the mystery surrounding their disappearance grows, and the subsequent effect ripple throughout the community.

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Joan Lindsay was born Joan Beckett Weigall in Melbourne, Australia, in 1896. She attended Clyde Girls Grammar School, the model for Appleyard College in Picnic at Hanging Rock, and the National Gallery of Victoria Art School, where she studied painting. On Valentines Day 1922 she married Daryl Lindsay in London. She chose Valentines Day 1900 as the setting for Picnic at Hanging Rock, her best-known work, which was first published in 1967 and is the basis for the 1975 film of the same name by Peter Weir. She died in Melbourne in 1984.

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"This deliciously horrific Australian thriller, set in 1900, could be seen as an anti-picnic cautionary tale." * Observer * "Written in a beautifully haunting style that drew me in." -- Esther McKay * Sun Herald (Australia) * "A sinister tale...laced with touches of other-worldliness" * Guardian *

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