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Title   A Better Place 

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Author   MEYER Enid  ISBN   9780986459375  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Fraser Books  Group   Fiction View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   NZ Fiction  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2011 
Subject   NZ Historical fiction 
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Synopsis This absorbing story is set in Greytown, in the Wairarapa, in the late 1860s. Greytown, a Small Farms Settlement, was the first inland township in New Zealand, but its beginnings were very like those elsewhere. A Better Place is a story about life in the township and on the area's small farms. A young wife from Devon, named Kate, arrives in Wellington with two children to meet their husband and father, who had sailed fom England two years previously and taken up land in Greytown. After a hazardous journey over the 'hill' she faces life in a rough cottage with earthen floor. She learns to milk cows, tend the garden and make a home for her family. Life is hard, but theirs are happy times too as settlers work together to ensure that they have, indeed, achieved 'a better place'.

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