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A glossy resort grows in place of the old community of steel-workers. Two ordinary people, the doggedly optimistic Barbara and the resentful Den, struggle to adjust to the changes.
Cast : 2M, 3F
Currency Press | 978-0-86819-323-6 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
KATHARINE THOMSON began her career in the theatre as an actor. For the stage she has written
Harbour, Navigating, Diving for Pearls, Barmaids, Mavis Goes to Timor and
Wonderlands all published by Currency. Other plays performed by leading theatre companies include
Kayak, A Sporting Chance, Darlinghurst Nights and
This Hospital is My Country. She has also written extensively for television where her credits include
Blackjack, Wildside, Fallen Angels, Halifax fp, GP and
Something in the Air.
She has been nominated for five New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, winning for
Harbour and three Australian Film Institute Awards and has won multiple AWGIEs — three in 2006 alone, two as co-writer of the television series
Answered by Fire and a third for her screenplay for the film
Unfolding Florence — The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst. She has been Vice-President of the Australian Writers’ Guild and President of Sydney PEN. In 2005 she received the ANPC Award for her contribution to the Australian theatre industry.
For a rich guide to understanding more about the work of Katherine Thomson visit the
'What I wrote'
series website where you can download Teacher's Notes, watch a trailer for the DVD and read information on the authors.
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