The Pathway of the Sun
by E. V. Timms
Angus and Robertson, 1956, hardcover
Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, ex-library with stickers and stamps to front end-papers, dust-jacket front pasted to book front, dust-jacket wrappers pasted to fly-leaf pages, remainder line to bottom fore-edge, library stamps to a few pages of text (see photographs)
"Governor Stirling, with his colonists near starvation, has a grimly difficult task in the first years of settlement in Western Australia. The faint-hearted have returned to England; those who remain continue the struggle for survival in this stubborn unknown land - among them the high-born adventurer Simon Lee Challinor and his wife Penelope, lovely daughter of the inn-keeper Martha Gubby. The inimitable Martha has remained too, and a colourful assortment of individual characters both humorous and grave. For there is abundant humour in this tale of courage and comradeship, of jealously and passionate love; and the tragedy of rape and murder and privation is offset by the gaiety and charm with which the author handles domestic comedy."