A 50th anniversary edition of the historical novel about three "missing girls" that inspired the acclaimed 1975 film and an upcoming TV series starring Natalie Dormer.
With prologue by Maile Meloy, author of Don't be alarmed
It was a clear summer day in the year 1900.
Everyone at Appleyard College for Young Ladies agreed that it was perfect for a picnic at Hanging Rock.
After lunch, a group of three girls climbed into the flames of the afternoon sun, pressing through the undergrowth into the shadows of the isolated volcanic outcrop.
Further, higher, until they finally disappeared.
They never came back.
Mysterious and subtly erotic, Picnic at Hanging Rock inspired the iconic 1975 film of the same name by Peter Weir.
A seductive landmark in Australian literature, with Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca and Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides as a masterpiece of intrigue.