Elianne by Judy Nunn
William Heinemann | 2013 | ISBN: 9781742758381 | 480 pages | EPUB | 3 MB
In the tough world of Queensland sugar mills, it's not only cane that is crushed …
In 1881 ‘Big Jim' Durham, an English soldier of fortune and profiteer, ruthlessly creates for Elianne Desmarais, his young French wife, the finest of the great sugar mills of the Southern Queensland cane fields, and names it in her honour. The massive estate becomes a self-sufficient fortress, a cane-consuming monster and home to hundreds of workers, but ‘Elianne' and its masters, the Durham Family, have dark and distant secrets; secrets that surface in the wildest and most inflammatory of times, the 1960s.