The Tides Between – Corbett, Elizabeth Jane

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Title

The Tides Between

Author

Corbett, Elizabeth Jane

Publisher

Odyssey Books

Published Date

2017

Annotation

In 1841, 15-year-old Bridie Stewart, her pregnant mother Mary and stepfather Alf are emigrating from England to Port Phillip in Australia aboard the Lady Sophia. Life on the ship is interestingly detailed. Bridie has hidden in her baggage a gift from her recently deceased father, a notebook filled with his fairy tales. Aboard ship, she befriends the troubled Rhys and together they enjoy her father’s fairy tales. The novel is unusual with its mix of realism and fairy tales, but it is an interesting read about life on the ship, moving to a new land with a different culture and forming friendships.

Key Concepts

Cross cultural relations, Cultural traditions, Emigration, Friendship, History

Audience

Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

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