Friday, October 31, 2008

Australia - the film

I'm so excited to see the film Australia. It looks like it is going to be one of those sweeping epic period movies. I also think I can easily stand watching Hugh Jackman for a couple of hours too!

Here's a sneak peak of the movie.

It's about time a huge movie on this scale was made about Australia. I hope there are more to come!

Australia reminds me a little of what I tried to create with my novel, A Noble Place, which is also set in Australia, but at an early time - 1852.

A Noble Place blurb

Australia 1850. Phillippa Noble, strong minded, spirited and adventurous, urges and encourages her parents and her twin to emigrate to the distant land of Australia to begin again. In a new country they can put their tainted past behind them, and Pippa can forget the unrequited love she felt for a distant cousin. Pippa blossoms in the new country and is determined that their horse stud will be the finest in the land. However, circumstances ensure that not all is golden. For every success, she has to bear up under the challenges of bushfire, death, the return of an old love and danger on the goldfields. Her strength is tested as she tries to find the right path to happiness, but it is the near loss of her dearest friend that makes her realise true contentment rests within her grasp and she must not let it go.

You can buy A Noble Place from The Book Depository which has free worldwide delivery.

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