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Bye, Beautiful

Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book;
Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards shortlist;
WA Premier’s Book Awards shortlist

About the book

Bye, Beautiful is a town and family drama about a policeman’s family in the 1960s, set in a wheatbelt town. It centres on the story of socially awkward fourteen-year-old Sandy and her confident older sister, Marianne. When their policeman father is transferred to a small town, both sisters soon find themselves irresistibly drawn to Billy, the town heartthrob, a part-Aboriginal apprentice mechanic. Despite a previous engagement to a man in Perth, and the warnings of those around her, Marianne takes the attraction one step further and, for the era, one step too far…

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