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  • Published: 1 July 2007
  • ISBN: 9781742287133
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 216
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Classical Music


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Delia and Bea: sisters, but never close. Delia lives a glamorous life in New York and Bea lives thousands of miles away in New Zealand, looking after elderly parents and playing the role of dutiful daughter. Delia and Bea both long for the warmth and intimacy of sisterhood, but it always eludes them.
When Delia rushes home for their father's funeral there is an opportunity to spend some time together, but Delia and Bea move in orbit around each other, both recalling grievances and hurts, neither prepared to admit their need for each other. But as the day of the funeral passes, memories are unlocked: memories of their mother and her passion for music, memories of their father and memories of a magical summer and a man they had all loved.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2007
  • ISBN: 9781742287133
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 216

About the Author

Joy Cowley

Joy Cowley is a much-loved, multi-award-winning New Zealand author of more than 600 titles. She is famous in the United States as the author of the Mrs Wishy-Washy series, which has sold over 40 million copies. Three of her novels, The Silent One, Bow Down Shadrach, and Hunter, have won Children's Book of the Year awards in New Zealand; Ticket to the Sky Dance and Starbright and the Dream Eaterwon junior fiction awards two years running. Joy has been awarded the OBE for her services to children's writing.

When not travelling the world, Joy spends her time between Wellington and the Marlborough Sounds.

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