After publishing short fiction and poetry in various publications The Historian’s Daughter is Rashida Murphy’s first full length novel. This Historian’s Daughter was shortlisted in the Dundee International Book Prize in 2015.
Young Hannah lives high in the Indian hills with her family and a colourful assortment of aunts, blow-ins and misfits. Hannah’s is a world of secrets, jealousies and lies, ruled by her father – the Historian but smoothed by the Magician.
But one day the Magician, and Hannah’s older sister Gloria are both gone. The Historian has spirited Hannah and her brothers away to a new and at first bewildering life in Perth. As Hannah grows and makes her way through Australian life she begins to penetrate to the heart of one of the old house’s greatest secrets-and to the meaning of her own existence.
Copies of The Historian’s Daughter will be available for purchase.