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Echo in the Memory

Cameron Nunn



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Walker Books
01 June 2021
What if memories never die? An evocative Australian YA novel about family, place, and how history has a way of weaving itself into our present.

What if memories never die?

When fifteen-year-old Will is sent away to stay with his grandparents in rural New South Wales, he finds the isolated farm strangely familiar; except the memories he's channelling are not his own. But whose are they? And why does his grandfather share the same haunting link?

As two stories unfold, nearly 200 years apart, two boys exiled to what feels like the end of the earth struggle to find their identities and voices in the face of abandonment and tragedy.

A page-turning YA novel that explores the darker moments of our convict past and how they resonate today.
By:   Cameron Nunn
Imprint:   Walker Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 200mm,  Width: 130mm, 
Weight:   243g
ISBN:   9781760653088
ISBN 10:   176065308X
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   01 June 2021
Recommended Age:   From 13 to 16 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Cameron Nunn is an English and History teacher in Western Sydney, where he lives with his wife Belinda. He has a PhD from Macquarie University in child convicts and was awarded the NSW Premier's History teacher's scholarship to research child convicts in the archives in London. Echo in the Memory is the result of that research. Cameron's first novel, Shadows in the Mirror is also available from Walker Books.

Reviews for Echo in the Memory

Echo in the memory makes a good stimulus for discussing the lesser known history of our First Nations people who became refugees in their own land when the English colonized Australia. The superb characterization will make classroom discussion of Nunn's specialty, Convict Children, both engaging and heartfelt...Recommended * ReadPlus * What an enjoyable read. This is a very original story...The writing is simply beautiful and the characters come alive in clear detail. * Kids Book Review *

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