Sunday Times Big Book Club December 2007 Selection

 Elizabeth Jolley, The Well

Each year in December The Sunday Times Big Book Club takes a step back and looks at the wealth and diversity of literature that’s been written by Australian authors. December allows us the wonderful opportunity to reflect and embrace a modern Australian classic. There is no author tour during December.

The Well is the tale of Miss Hester Harper, middle-aged and eccentric, who brings Katherine into her emotionally impoverished life. Together they sew, cook gourmet dishes for two, run the farm, make music and throw dirty dishes down the well. One night, driving along the deserted track that leads to the farm, they run into a mysterious creature. They heave the body from the roo bar and dump it into the farm’s deep well. But the voice of the injured intruder will not be stilled …

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