The Colour

The Colour

Book - 2003
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In 1864, Joseph and Harriet Blackstone, along with Joseph's mother Lilian, emigrate from Norfolk, England to Christchurch, New Zealand, in search of new beginnings and prosperity. When Joseph finds gold in a creek, he guiltily hides the discovery from his family. Obsessed with finding more, he abandons his farm and family for the new gold-fields over the Southern Alps.
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2003
ISBN: 9780701172961
Branch Call Number: FIC Trema 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 368 p


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WVMLStaffPicks Jan 05, 2015

Set during the 1860's gold rush in New Zealand, a newly married couple from England struggles to stake out a new life as farmers in a harsh, untamed land. When Joseph finds a tiny amount of gold dust in their creek, he becomes obsessed and greedy, leaves his family and boards a ship to seek his fortune in the gold mines. This is as much an adventure story as it is a love story, with characters and a landscape that feel so real they will stay with you for a long time.

Dec 11, 2014

I read on the ship MSC on theMediterranean

Nov 15, 2011

Beautiful. Sensual and harsh.

Apr 03, 2011

Otago - South Island near Christchurch. 19th century.

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