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The House on River Terrace

Ben Fielding is the sixteen-year-old son of a conservative politician.

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He is a dreamer and an artist whose friendship with the wild-spirited street kid Jess draws him inevitably into conflict with his father.

Watching him, brooding and beckoning, is derelict Gwendolan House. There are stories within its walls – stories hidden by the dust of time – stories waiting for Ben Fielding to uncover.

James Moloney, author of Crossfire, Gracey, A Bridge to Wiseman's Cove, Swashbuckler, Touch Me, The House on River Terrace, The Tower Mill, Angela, and Dougy

James Moloney

James Moloney is one of Australia’s best-known writers for children and young adults (A Bridge to Wiseman’s Cove, Dougy, Kill the Possum). He grew up in Brisbane, coming of age in the 1970s during the period when the Country Party (later the National Party) government of Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen dominated Queensland politics. It was a time of unrest and frustration for young people who could see the dawning of social and political freedom elsewhere. This experience inspired the writing of The Tower Mill, his first novel for adult readers.