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All Fall Down



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All Fall Down by Susan Geason
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All Fall Down is a riveting adventure story set in Sydney in 1900. Christabel McManus is a strong-willed fourteen-year-old from Sydney's upper classes. Since the death of her mother two years earlier, her father - the Government Inspector of Health for New South Wales - has thrown himself increasingly into his work, leaving Christabel feeling lonely and resentful. When Paddy Rafferty, a servant's eight-year-old son, is kidnapped by his villainous father to be trained as a pickpocket, Christabel decides to rescue him - by dressing as a boy herself and heading into the squalid and crime-ridden streets of The Rocks. What begins as a game takes a terrifying turn, as Christabel discovers that the notoriously violent gangs are not the only thing to be feared; an outbreak of the deadly bubonic plague is imminent. And when Christabel, too, is kidnapped, the game becomes very dangerous indeed...

Author Biography

Susan Geason was born in Australia, grew up in Queensland, and now lives in Sydney. Most of her professional life has centred on politics and writing, including positions as a researcher in Parliament House, Canberra and Cabinet Adviser in the NSW Premier's Department. Since 1988 she has worked as a freelance writer and editor, including a five-year stint from 1992-1997 as literary editor of Sydney's Sun-Herald. Her crime fiction for adults has been published around the world in several languages.
Release date NZ
March 30th, 2005
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