Secondhand. Good condition. Minor wear to book corners and edges. Book is intact but binding has been reinforced to preliminary pages. Previous owners has stamped and inscribed inside page.
1853 Mogo Creek, NSW. Della Atterton, bereft at the loss of her parents, is holed up in the place she loves best: the beautiful Hawkesbury in New South Wales.
Happiest following the trade her father taught her, taxidermy, Della has no wish to return to Sydney. But the unexpected arrival of Captain Stefan von Richter on a quest to retrieve what could be Australia's first opal precipitates Della's return to Sydney and her Curio Shop of Wonders, where she discovers her enigmatic aunt, Cordelia, is selling more than curiosities to collectors.
Strange things are afoot and Della, a fly in a spider's web, is caught up in events with unimaginable consequences… (back cover)