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Top 40 Book Club : December 2009
21 PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK JOAN LINDSAY This classic novel begins with a pleasant excursion in rural Victoria. It is mid-summer and a party of restless schoolgirls and their long- suffering mistresses escape the constrictions of nearby Appleyard College. Life for everyone is about to change forever. Written as a gothic romance, this story is timeless, as fresh now as it was in 1900 when the 'College Mystery' occurred. Two schoolgirls and one teacher never returned, disappearing somewhere on the eerie Rock. The mystery of their fate remains unexplained. The Rock remains as a silent and foreboding reminder of the terror of that St Valentine's Day picnic at Hanging Rock. 'written as a gothic romance, this story is timeless'