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While resisting eviction from the Queensland family property at the start of the Great Depression, Emma McKenna's father is shot dead. Emma is left destitute, with her crippled mother and twelve-year-old twin brothers to care for. But she is not easily defeated and fights back.
In her struggle to survive she must overcome, heartless wealthy relatives, racial bigotry, child abuse, corrupt financiers and choose between the love of two very different men: one a wealthy Sydney lawyer involved with the New Guard, a paramilitary anti-communist movement, and the other, a persecuted and penniless left-wing activist.
The Light Horseman's Daughter offers a panoramic view of Australia in the 1930's—the big landowners of the outback, the corrupt bankers who supported them, the well-heeled elite of Sydney's affluent eastern suburbs, the abject poverty of the victims of the Depression, the idealists who joined the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil War .
This award-winning novel weaves all this into a riveting story with the human element at its heart. Emma McKenna is a heroine to remember

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The Light Horseman's Daughter
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The light horsemans daughter
October 31st, 2015
It was a good book I enjoyed all the different things it covered and a lot of different people from different walks of life
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The light Horseman's daughter
August 15th, 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed the story line and , in particular, the actual historical incidents that were woven through it.
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Good story plus lots of history
August 1st, 2015
I enjoyed the story of outback Australia during the depression and also learnt a lot about the 1930s in Sydney. Quite revealing.
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The Lighthorse Man's Daughter
May 16th, 2015
Thoroughly entertaining. Well balanced history with story. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys good Aussie read.
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The daughter's revenge.
January 6th, 2015
An interesting historical novel but a bit slow in parts. I liked the author's recognition of the treatment of aboriginal people in Australia during the early to mid twentieth century.
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The last Horseman
August 5th, 2014
Realy good reading you can not put it down .
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