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Anderson, Jessica

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ISBN 10: 0140059105 / ISBN 13: 9780140059106
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0140059105 1975 EDNT|First Edition Softcover. crease to cover, inside clear, Previous Owner name inside, Gently used with modest show of wear. small remainder mark, For Additional Information or pictures, Please Inquire. Condition Considered in Pricing. Bookseller Inventory # 9928

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Title: Commandant

Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Ltd


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The penal colony of Moreton Bay is under the command of Patrick Logan, a man not afraid of brutal discipline. But his rule is being questioned, and the arrival of his sister-in-law Frances will change everything. An unforgettable tale of power, duty, and humanity, from one of Australia's most esteemed writers.

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Jessica Anderson was born in Gayndah, Queensland in 1916. She left school at the age of sixteen before briefly studying art at Brisbane Technical College. For most of her life she lived in Sydney.

Anderson wrote stories and adapted novels for radio before she published her first novel, An Ordinary Lunacy, in 1963. In 1978, she won the Miles Franklin Literary Award for Tirra Lirra by the River, and again in 1980 for The Impersonators, which also won the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction. In 1987 her story collection, Stories from the Warm Zone, won the Age Book of the Year award.

Jessica Anderson died in July 2010, at the age of ninety-three.

Carmen Callil founded Virago Press in 1972 and later became managing director of Chatto & Windus and the Hogarth Press. Since 1995 she has worked as a writer and critic. She is the author of Bad Faith: A Forgotten History of Family and Fatherland, and co-author, with Colm Tóibín, of The Modern Library: The 200 Best Novels in English since 1950.

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