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Blue smoke / Deborah Challinor.

By: Challinor, Deborah.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Challinor, Deborah. Tamar trilogy: 3.; Challinor, Deborah. Children of war trilogy: 03.Publisher: Auckland, N.Z. : HarperCollins, 2004Description: 448 pages.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1869505069.Subject(s): New Zealand fiction -- 21st century | World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction | Historical fiction, New Zealand | Napier (N.Z.) -- Earthquake, 1931 -- Fiction | New Zealand -- History -- 1918-1945 -- Fiction | New Zealand -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- FictionGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- 21st century. | Historical fiction. | New Zealand fiction -- 21st century.DDC classification: CHA Summary: On 3 February 1931, Napier was devastated by a powerful earthquake and one of those seriously injured is Tamar Murdoch, beloved matriarch of Kenmore. As she struggles to overcome her injuries, Tamar is also beset by the ongoing effects of the Great Depression. Relief work for the unemployed keeps her busy but when her grandson threatens to leave for Spain to join the International Brigade, she feels the familiar dread she knew when her sons were torn from her in the First World War. While she has faced down scandal, murderous violence and tragic illness in her past, the future of her family is threatened once again by war and heartbreak, as Hitler's armies start to march. Tamar watches helplessly as her children and grandchildren are sucked once more into the ruthless machinery of war. In the conclusion of the Tamar trilogy, the story of the feisty Cornish seamstress who became a brothelkeeper and wealthy landowner is brought to a stirring and memorable conclusion.
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Fiction Collection CHA 3 Checked out 21/06/2020

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In the years leading up to and including WWII Tamar struggles to lead her growing family through the economic slump of the Great Depression. The resulting years of social upheaval leave none untouched and when a riding accident almost ends her life Tamar is forced to draw on her iron will to survive.

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On 3 February 1931, Napier was devastated by a powerful earthquake and one of those seriously injured is Tamar Murdoch, beloved matriarch of Kenmore. As she struggles to overcome her injuries, Tamar is also beset by the ongoing effects of the Great Depression. Relief work for the unemployed keeps her busy but when her grandson threatens to leave for Spain to join the International Brigade, she feels the familiar dread she knew when her sons were torn from her in the First World War. While she has faced down scandal, murderous violence and tragic illness in her past, the future of her family is threatened once again by war and heartbreak, as Hitler's armies start to march. Tamar watches helplessly as her children and grandchildren are sucked once more into the ruthless machinery of war. In the conclusion of the Tamar trilogy, the story of the feisty Cornish seamstress who became a brothelkeeper and wealthy landowner is brought to a stirring and memorable conclusion.

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GY_NZFIC, NEWBKS-BU, WD-NBK