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Author: Katherine Johnson

Genre: Literary Fiction
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780749026028
Pages: 0
Rights: World English ex ANZ
Pub. Date: 23rd July 2020

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Price: £16.99

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Fraser Island, 1882. The population of the Badtjala people is in sharp decline following a run of brutal massacres. When German scientist Louis Müller offers to sail three Badtjala people – Bonny, Jurano and Dorondera – to Europe to perform to huge crowds, the proud and headstrong Bonny agrees, hoping to bring his people’s plight to the Queen of England. 

Accompanied by Müllers bright, grieving daughter, Hilda, the group begins their journey to belle-époque Europe to perform in Hamburg, Berlin, Paris and eventually London. While crowds in Europe are enthusiastic to see the unique dances, singing, fights and pole climbing from the oldest culture in the world, the attention is relentless, and the fascination of scientists intrusive.  When disaster strikes, Bonny must find a way to return home. 

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