The Sailmaker's Daughter: A Novel

The Sailmaker s Daughter A Novel It is and Spanish Flu is epidemic in Suva the capital of Fiji Twelve year old Olive is sent with her brothers and grandmother to Taveuni to stay with her childless aunt and uncle on their sugar

  • Title: The Sailmaker's Daughter: A Novel
  • Author: Stephanie Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780312306939
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It is 1918 and Spanish Flu is epidemic in Suva, the capital of Fiji Twelve year old Olive is sent with her brothers and grandmother to Taveuni to stay with her childless aunt and uncle on their sugar plantation to escape the disease as her mother lies dying of the flu in their family home The months that follow hold magic and sorrow for Olive, as she uncovers well kept fIt is 1918 and Spanish Flu is epidemic in Suva, the capital of Fiji Twelve year old Olive is sent with her brothers and grandmother to Taveuni to stay with her childless aunt and uncle on their sugar plantation to escape the disease as her mother lies dying of the flu in their family home The months that follow hold magic and sorrow for Olive, as she uncovers well kept family secrets and grieves for her dying mother.The Sailmaker s Daughter is dedicated to the memory of Stephanie Johnson s grandmother, who was born in Fiji in 1905 Like Olive in the book, her grandmother was one of a large family her father was the sailmaker in Suva and her mother died of the Spanish Flu at the end of the Great War The Sailmaker s Daughter is both a tribute to Stephanie Johnson s grandmother and a powerful evocation of a mystical paradise lived and lost.

    The Sailmaker s Daughter A Novel Kindle edition by Feb , The Sailmaker s Daughter is dedicated to the memory of Stephanie Johnson s grandmother, who was born in Fiji in Like Olive in the book, her grandmother was one of a large family her father was the sailmaker in Suva and her mother died of the Spanish Flu The Sailmaker s Daughter A Novel Stephanie Johnson The Sailmaker s Daughter is dedicated to the memory of Stephanie Johnson s grandmother, who was born in Fiji in Like Olive in the book, her grandmother was one of a large family her father was the sailmaker in Suva and her mother died of the Spanish Flu at the end of the Great War. The Sailmaker s Daughter A Novel by Stephanie Johnson The Sailmaker s Daughter book Read reviews from the world s largest community for readers It is and Spanish Flu is epidemic in Suva, the capital The Sailmaker s Daughter Home Facebook The Sailmaker s Daughter shared an event April If you are interested in learning to embroider or you have friends or fam that are check out this week course in Dublin starting on May st. The Sailmaker s Daughter The New York Times Sep , The third picture was Olive s favourite Mother holding her as a little baby, Dad s first daughter after five sons After Olive there had been another son, which was Ralph, and then little Rosie. The Sailmaker s Daughter by Stephanie Johnson OverDrive The Sailmaker s Daughter is dedicated to the memory of Stephanie Johnson s grandmother, who was born in Fiji in Like Olive in the book, her grandmother was one of a large family her father was the sailmaker in Suva and her mother died of the Spanish Flu at the end of the Great War. The sailmaker s daughter Book, WorldCat The sailmaker s daughter Stephanie Johnson It is and Spanish Flu is epidemic in Suva, the capital of Fiji Twelve year old Olive is sent with her brothers and grandmother to Taveuni to stay with her childless aunt and uncle on their SailmakersDaughter Etsy Oct , The Sailmaker s Daughter will accept returned items for full refund or exchange Items must be returned unworn, in shop ready state and within days of receiving your item to receive refund Shipping cannot be refunded and return shipping will be at buyers expense. The Sailmaker s Daughter Jul , Labels craft, food, ireland, irish, picnic, recipe, sailmakers daughter blog, salad Sunday, May , Necessity is the Mother, Spray paint is the Pop I don t know how many of you guys read Centsational Girl but if you do then you probably share my wonder at her ability to effect complete transformations using spray paint and little else. The Sailmaker s Daughter For my part Sailmaker I love the sea and most influenced by nature also a lot of my stuff is sewn, sailmakers need to be good at that Daughter Well all women are united in daughterliness Okay so neither of my parents make sails but I did want to stress that I m a sole person not a large label.

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    1. Stephanie Johnson is the author of several collections of poetry and of short stories, some plays and adaptations, and many fine novels The New Zealand Listener commented that Stephanie Johnson is a writer of talent and distinction Over the course of an award winning career during which she has written plays, poetry, short stories and novels she has become a significant presence in the New Zealand literary landscape, a presence cemented and enhanced by her roles as critic and creative writing teacher the Shag Incident won the Montana Deutz Medal for Fiction in 2003, and Belief was shortlisted for the same award Stephanie has also won the Bruce Mason Playwrights Award and Katherine Mansfield Fellowship, and was the 2001 Literary Fellow at the University of Auckland Many of her novels have been published in Australia, America and the United Kingdom She co founded the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival with Peter Wells in 1999.

    2. This was my world books challenge book for Fiji. I’d read that the author based it on her grandmother’s story and assumed the grandmother was Fijian, so was disappointed to discover that the characters are all actually English colonists in Fiji. Unfortunately, I have not found any books starring native Fijians.This is a work of historical fiction, set over a few weeks in 1918 when influenza was raging through Fiji. The book follows numerous characters, including 12-year-old Olive, who is sen [...]

    3. The book was written very well but it did seem to leave many loose ends untied. It felt like it was wrapped up quickly at the end with a "happily ever after" stamp. The story itself was nice and the perspective of Olive was accurate of a girl of 13. Thank you to the other reviewer that mentioned that there was a translated glossary in the back of the book because the book definitely makes no mention that it is there. The book would've been very confusing without knowing the translations. There a [...]

    4. This book really didn't have much of a plot -- there were several very promising storylines but they never really went anywhere. It moved slowly and that was frustrating. I did, however, really enjoy the author's description of the landscape of Fiji in 1918, and the colonial society there. I think it was worth reading, but I wish there had been more story in the story.Another thing: throughout the story there are several words, phrases and sentences in Fijian, Hindustani and French. Sometimes yo [...]

    5. Wonderful story of family on Fuji Islands during WWII, with the natives, the hurricanes, the solitariness of island living.Author from New Zealand.

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