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The facing island : (Record no. 71192)

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005 - DATE AND TIME OF LATEST TRANSACTION
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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 0522850294
035 ## - SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBER
System control number (Sirsi) HAS123663
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System control number (BNAtoc)V3J28162
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System control number 7079323
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System control number 000023780350
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System control number (HAP)OLD353823
035 ## - SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBER
System control number 353823
040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE
Original cataloging agency ABN
Modifying agency DUHO
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082 00 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 907.202
082 04 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 907.202
Edition number 21
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Bassett, Jan,
Dates associated with a name 1953-
9 (RLIN) 256218
245 14 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title The facing island :
Remainder of title a personal history /
Statement of responsibility, etc. Jan Bassett.
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC.
Place of publication, distribution, etc. Carlton, Vic. :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Melbourne University Press,
Date of publication, distribution, etc. 2002.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent 177 pages :
Other physical details illustrations ;
Dimensions 24 cm.
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Content type term text
Content type code txt
Source rdacontent
337 ## - MEDIA TYPE
Media type term unmediated
Media type code n
Source rdamedia
338 ## - CARRIER TYPE
Carrier type term volume
Carrier type code nc
Source rdacarrier
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. Includes personal reminiscences of the author, together with her experiences as she undergoes treatment for cancer, along with correspondence between her maternal grandmother and a New Zealand soldier serving in France in the First World War.
520 1# - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. "In 1916 a young man called Wilson Tong enlisted in New Zealand. Soon after his troop ship sailed for Egypt, Signaller Tong placed a message in a bottle and dropped it into the sea. It washed up on a beach on Phillip Island, where a young woman called Edie Harris - Jan Bassett's maternal grandmother - picked it up. Thus began a correspondence that Edie treasured for the rest of her life." "After Edie's death in 1966, Jan Bassett discovered the box containing Wilson Tong's brave and spirited letters from the battlefields of France. Decades later, at a time of devastating personal crisis, she used them as a springboard for this imaginative and moving memoir." "In The Facing Island, each of Wilson's long-lost letters to Edie is followed by a contemporary, meditative letter from Jan herself to her beloved Nana. As we read, links and parallels emerge between the young man living with the fear of death in the trenches and the woman, eighty years later, facing her own premature death from breast cancer." "In her own 'letters', Jan reflects on her life - particularly her childhood on Phillip Island - and her own confrontation with mortality. Her story is courageous and moving, while the young man's letters stoically convey the adventure and horror of war."--BOOK JACKET.
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600 10 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Bassett, Jan,
Dates associated with a name 1953-
9 (RLIN) 256218
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Historians
Geographic subdivision Australia
Form subdivision Biography.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element Cancer
General subdivision Patients
Form subdivision Biography.
9 (RLIN) 656913
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name entry element World War, 1914-1918
Form subdivision Personal narratives, New Zealand.
9 (RLIN) 637377
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