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Una Clarke

Una Clarke, an Australian, met her English sailor husband while serving in the air force during that period. She began writing short stories when her third daughter started school. Her first book, Land of the Rippling Gold, is still read in schools. Her husband, being in the post office, moved from large country towns to cities, the seaside, small country towns and back to the city, over a period of thirty years, so the idea of the houses telling the story of their lives, loves, sorrows and joys was born. She never wanted to move but eventually realised that: Home Is Where the House Is.

Author's Books
Home Is Where the House Is

“If only the walls could speak.” It is 1947 and recently demobilised young Royal Navy sailor Dusty Miller has returned to Australia to set up a house with his wartime sweetheart and wife, Wendy. The walls really do speak in this heartfelt narrative as five houses narrate the poignant struggles o...

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Ripples of War

When the heavy stone of a world war drops into the tranquillity of peace, its ripples reach far and wide, disturbing the lives of all they touch. This is the story of two young people whose entire teen years coincide with a war that changes their lives profoundly.In 1939, when World War Two begins, ...

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