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Uluru, Australia
  • Location: Perth



Why a Booktrail?

1944-64: Cloudstreet chronicles the lives of the Lambs and the Pickles families. Cloudstreet is framed by many key events in world history, including World War II, the Korean War, and the assassination of John F Kennedy.

  • ISBN: 978-0330322690
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Struggling to rebuild their lives after being touched by disaster, the Pickle family,  decide to rent out a house they’ve inherited on Cloud street, Perth to a the religious  Lambs family

The Lambs have suffered their own catastrophes, and determined to survive, they open up a grocery on the ground floor.

The two families must learn to live and coexist together and their shared experiences – adultery, drunkenness,  and death to resurrection, bond them to this mysterious haunted house in ways no one could have foreseen.

Travel Guide

Tim Winton loves his native Australia and it shows. We were lucky enough to have an interview with him where he spoke of just observing people and guessing what they did and where they were going. What went on behind closed doors fascinated him he said.

So, although Cloud street is fictional, there are many cloud streets – streets where people live behind closed doors having lives and problems that no one else knows of.

This is a story about people living their lives and getting on with things in the way they know best. Struggling at times but trying to make the best of things.

The TV locations are the best to explore here as the ones in the novel are largely fictional. The TV show also helps to bring the book to life!

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