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Opal fever by Nicholas Miles

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Published by P. Davies in London .
Written in English

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Statement(by) Nicholas Miles.
The Physical Object
Pagination(5),186p. ;
Number of Pages186
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17188540M
ISBN 100432093931

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After working as a reporter on a Sydney newspaper, the author, in , traveled to the central Australian opal field of Andamooka to research his first book, scales of the Rainbow Serpent. He succumbed to the dreaded opal fever so rife on the fields and sank into opalholicism. He commenced mining and found a modest amount of opal.   Opal Plumstead was just a pure joy to read, despite all the ups and downs in Opal's life. There's sweetness, literally, with the sweet factory, and ambition with the suffragette movement. There's romance that was so quaint - although Opal was reading very ace in the Jacqueline Wilson's historical novels feel so authentic to her brand and so /5. Opal Irene Whiteley (Decem —Febru ) was an American nature writer and diarist whose childhood journal was first published in as The Story of Opal in serialized form in the Atlantic Monthly, then later that same year as a book with the title The Story of Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart. The diary gave Whiteley a celebrity status in her home state of Education: University of Oregon. Program summary Opal Fever. pm Tuesday, 22 February. Recommend to a friend. Precious opals don't just come out of mines in Coober Pedy. They can be found almost anywhere in town.