Most widely held works about Di Morrissey
Most widely held works by Di Morrissey
Tears of the moon by Di Morrissey ( Book )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 433 libraries worldwide
Two inspiring journeys. Two unforgettable women. One amazing story. Broome, Australia, 1893. It's the wild and passionate heyday of the pearling industry, and when young English bride Olivia Hennessy meets the dashing pearling master, Captain Tyndall, their lives are destined to be linked by the mysterious power of the pearl. Sydney, Australia, 1995. Lily Barton embarks on a search for her family roots which leads her to Broome. But her quest for identity reveals more than she could have ever imagined.
When the singing stops by Di Morrissey ( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and German and held by 237 libraries worldwide
A young Australian woman leaves Sydney for a new world ... Guyana, South America. Captivated by Guyana's wild, unspoilt beauty, Madison Wright joins the native Amerindians struggling to preserve their culture, against corporate exploitation. But her new-found commitment soon plunges Madison into a mire of murder, drug smuggling and political corruption and finally an unexpected love that pits her heart against her beliefs.
Barra Creek by Di Morrissey ( Book )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Set in Queensland's Gulf country in the 1960s, we follow 21-year-old Sally as she leaves her privileged New Zealand life to become a governess on a remote cattle station at Barra Creek run by a matriarch called Lorna. The story is told retrospectively, opening with Lorna escaping from an old people's home to track down Sally to share with her a terrible secret from their Barra Creek days.
The valley by Di Morrissey ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and German and held by 206 libraries worldwide
From either side of the ridges the valley was hidden. The undulating green landscape slashed by the magnificent river seeking the sea. But those who knew this place knew its magic. From its first inhabitants who roamed the hills, rivers and valley, it was a country of ceremony, corroboree and creation. Then came the white settlers with horses and cattle, who carved first bush homes and found and felled ancient trees. There were murders and births. Many died before their time. But as two centuries passed, the valley remained little known. Those who came, and stayed, were drawn into its embrace as to a mothers breast, were comforted, made welcome, finding peace in which to live out their lives. The valley was special to all who knew it. The Valley was nestled between rugged peaks, divided by a magnificent river. Within its peaceful green contours are held the secrets of generations of tribes, families and loners who have come under its spell. But some secrets are never shared, never told. Until one women returns and begins asking questions... and discovers the story of a forgotten valley pioneer whose life becomes entwined with hers. But in looking into her own family history she uncovers more than she ever expected - and what her mother hoped would always remain a secret...
The reef by Di Morrissey ( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and German and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Secrets, emotions and dangers collide on the Great Barrier Reef. On a small coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef two communities come together in an uneasy alliance: a tourist resort and a scientific research station. At first glance, the island is a sexy resort, a naturalist?s dream, a diver?s delight. But the island holds secrets and dangers as Jennifer Towse soon discovers. When world-famous Isobel Belitas arrives, Jennifer learns to see the world? above and below the sea? very differently. Isobel also teaches her to come to terms with her obsessive mother, as well as her disintegrating marriage. But no one, not even investigative journalist Tony Adams, could have prepared Jennifer for the stunning revelations of what is really happening on this island paradise.
Kimberley sun by Di Morrissey ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and German and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Adventurous Lily Barton is looking for life change while her daughter drives alone through the outback to confront her family roots. They are swept into a world where myths, legends and reality converge.
Monsoon by Di Morrissey ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Monsoon... Is a journey into the hearts and memories of those caught in a certain time in a particular place. Sandy Donaldson has been working for a volunteer organisation in Vietnam for the past four years. As her contract nears its end, she is reluctant to leave so she invites her oldest friend, Anna, to come for a holiday and discover its beautiful tourist destinations. Both girls have unexplored links to this country. Sandy's father is a Vietnam vet and Anna's mother was a Vietnamese boat person. During their travels they meet Tom, an old Australian journalist who covered the war and plans to report on the fortieth anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. It is Tom who tries to persuade Sandy's father to return to Long Tan and settle the ghosts that have haunted him for 40 years, and suggests that Anna should delve into her mother's past. But the girls are reluctant, swept up in their own concerns, relationships, and a business deal that has the potential to go horribly wrong. However, it is the near-blind Buddhist nun living alone in the pagoda atop one of the karsts in Halong Bay who might hold the key.
Heart of the dreaming by Di Morrissey ( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and German and held by 171 libraries worldwide
"At twenty-one, Queenie Hanlon has the world at her feet and the love of handsome bushman TR Hamilton. Beautiful, wealthy and intelligent, she is the only daughter of Tingulla Station, the famed outback property in the wilds of Queensland. At twenty-two, her life lies in ruins. A series of disasters has robbed her of everything she has ever loved. Everything except Tingulla--her ancestral home and her spirit's Dreaming place. And now she is about to lose that too."--back cover.
The islands by Di Morrissey ( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
It's the psychedelic 70s and social conventions are being challenged. When Catherine Moreland from rural Australia goes on her first trip abroad, a handsome American naval officer sweeps her off her feet and she goes to live in beautiful, romantic Hawaii with her new husband. At first, the magic and loveliness of the Islands lead Catherine to believe she is living in paradise. She befirends Kiann'e, a traditional dancer; Eleanor, the owner of the legendary Palm Grove Hotal; Lester, a reclusive old surfer; and royal Beatrice, leading the fight to maintain Hawaii's heritage and culture. However, as Catherine learns more about the Islands, she begins to discover that paradise has a darker side. And when she meets a mystery man of the sea, as though hit by a tsunami her life is turned upside down and changed forever.
The last mile home by Di Morrissey ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and German and held by 158 libraries worldwide
It is 1953 in a small country town in Australia, a time of postwar prosperity and hope. The Holtens are wealthy austere graziers who have lived on the land for generations. The McBrides are a large and loving shearers family who are new arrivals to the district. When the McBrides eldest daughter falls in love with the Holtens only son and heir, the barriers to their love seem overwhelming. But in the end, their love triumphs even over tragedy and hope and joy are their enduring legacy.
The silent country by Di Morrissey ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Blaze by Di Morrissey ( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
"Life, love career. A tough choice at any age especially in the magazine world"--Container.
The plantation by Di Morrissey ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
When Australian Julie Reagan discovers a book written about wild Malaysia in the 1970s, she decides to find out more about the author, her great aunt. Why did her grandmother refuse to speak about her sister who disappeared from the family, 60 years before? What caused such a severe rift? Julie is invited to stay with her cousins who run the plantation founded by her great grandfather in Malaya a hundred years ago, and she decides to visit in the hope of finding clues to this family mystery. What Julie finds sends her spiralling through generations of loves, deaths, tragedy and the challenges of the present until she discovers her grandmother's shocking secret.
The bay by Di Morrissey ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
When Sydney corporate wife Holly Jamieson turns forty-five she shocks her husband by buying an old house in The Bay with plans to transform it into a charming B & B. What began as a gesture of independence changes her life. Holly soon discovers that beneath its tranquil surface, The Bay is a whirlpool of passions and conflict. It was once a whaling town, then a sleepy resort that became trendy, and now developers are moving in for a kill. Holly, her family, and an unusual band of new friends are in the battle lines - and not always on the same side.
The songmaster by Di Morrissey ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and German and held by 115 libraries worldwide
In Melbourne, a young woman abandons her baby girl, wrapped in a shrawl with an ancient rock painting in the Kimberley on it. In Los Angeles, a movie producer's dying daughter is haunted by nightmares since returning from the Kimberley. And a former Catholic nun, Beth Van Horton, brings a disparate group of travellers to the Kimberley. They are all forever changed by this mystical place.
Follow the morning star by Di Morrissey ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and German and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Queenie has a perfect life. Then one day her beloved TR Hamilton is seriously injured and her perfect life suddenly comes crashing down. Her bitter and vengeful brother returns from Italy to lay claim to his inheritance. Her daughter is seduced by her uncle into giving up all she's strived for. Once before Queenie was robbed of everything she ever loved. Surely it can't happen all over again?
Scatter the stars by Di Morrissey ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
"Larrikin Australian actor Randy Storm had it all. Swept up by Hollywood after starring in a film set in Papua New Guinea, he had the looks, charm and talent - as well as the love of an exotic woman - take on the world. But that was the 1950s. In the '90s he's forgotten, burned out after a life of movie star excess and wild living. When TV producer bumps into the once great Randy Storm, he is surprised to find a man who is at peace with himself and his world. Both he and researcher Jannie Callendar set out to discover the source of this inner peace. One person not surprised by Randy's contentment is the woman who has stuck by him through the highs and lows: his agent, Ariel Margoles. Ariel has never given up the dream of Randy making a comeback, so when she is called by Australia's world acclaimed film director Patricia Jordan who is making the hottest Hollywood film of the year - Ariel sees the chance for Randy to be a star once more. But just as he is about to reach his pinnacle, a secret from his past threatens to bring down his greatest triumph... Scatter the Stars is a story of glamour, greed, loss and one man's life that charts the path for all of us."--Provided by publisher.
The last rose of summer by Di Morrissey ( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 105 libraries worldwide
"A compelling story of two remarkable women connected across the decades by the men who love them ... and the magic of a place called Zanana. KATE, a strong-willed heiress determined to defy Edwardian convention, but she must pay the ultimate price to keep the home she loves so much ... ODETTE, an independant and idealistic young jounalist caught in a fierce battle to save Zanana from ruthless developers ... Years apart yet inextricably linked by Zanana, the magnificent mansion they both love, these two striking women prove they are not afraid to fight for what they believe in. From turn-of-the century India to contemporary Sydney, The Last Rose of Summer is an epic story of love, possession and intrigue."--Provided by publisher.
Buster and the queen bee by Di Morrissey ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
The opal desert by Di Morrissey ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Aboriginal Australians Audiobooks Audiobooks Australia Australian fiction Betrayal Brothers and sisters Drug traffic Environmental degradation Families Family secrets Farm life Female friendship Fiction Frontier and pioneer life Guyana Hawaii History Interpersonal relations Large type books Lifestyles Love stories Malaysia Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Middle-aged women Mothers and daughters Motion picture industry Motion pictures Murder Nature and nurture New South Wales--Manning River Valley New South Wales--Sydney Northern Territory Periodicals--Publishing Power (Social sciences) Queensland Queensland--Cape York Peninsula Queensland--Great Barrier Reef Ranches Real estate development Secrecy Talking books Talking books United States Valleys Vietnam Western Australia--Kimberley Western Australia--Kimberley Region Women