Children of the Wind: 2 – Becoming Billy Dare

  • Kirsty Murray
  • Allen & Unwin
  • 1/12/2004
  • ISBN: 9781865087351

RRP: $15.95 (Inc. GST)


Becoming Billy Dare follows the life of a feisty Irish boy who runs away to Australia and finds his vocation as an actor in the colourful theatres of Melbourne, around the time of Federation. Paddy secretly boards a ship bound for Australia, only to be shipwrecked at the end of the voyage. Once rescued, he faces the big question: how is he to make his way in this strange new land? On the road with a travelling circus, on the run with a wild child, sleeping rough on the mean streets of Melbourne, Paddy finds help and friendship with Bridie, and learns to live by his wits. Each adventure brings him closer to discovering his true gift. Character, choice and destiny intertwine in this richly detailed historical novel.

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