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The Idea of Perfection

By: Kate Grenville
Narrated by: Odette Joannidis
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Summary

Set in the eccentric backwater of Karakarook (pop. 1,374), New South Wales, this is the story of Douglas Cheeseman, a shy and clumsy engineer with jug-ears who meets Harley Savage, a woman who is known for being rather large and abrupt.

Douglas is there to pull down a quaint old bridge, and Harley aims to foster heritage. They are clearly on a collision course - but when they meet they are unaware that something unexpected is going to happen....

©2002 Kate Grenville (P)2003 W. F. Howes Ltd

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This is a splendid book. The author has crafted characters so well that they become one with the reader. I felt that I knew these people and was experiencing their problems. But a book even as good as this can be hurt by the wrong narrator. Wisely a gifted and expressive and even humorous voice was selected.

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