|Cover artist||Pierre Le Tan|
|Set in||England and New South Wales, 1838–1866 and 1970|
|Publisher||University of Queensland Press (UQP)|
|Media type||Print (Hardback, Paperback)|
|LC Class||MLCM 91/08820 (P) PR9619.3.C36|
|Followed by||The Tax Inspector|
It tells the story of Oscar Hopkins, the Devonian son of a Plymouth Brethren minister who becomes an Anglican priest, and Lucinda Leplastrier, a young Australian heiress who buys a glass factory. They meet on the ship over to Australia, and discover that they are both gamblers, one obsessive, the other compulsive. Lucinda bets Oscar that he cannot transport a glass church from Sydney to a remote settlement at Bellingen, some 400 km up the New South Wales coast. This bet changes both their lives forever.
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- Oscar and Lucinda at the National Film and Sound Archive
- Oscar and Lucinda at IMDB
|Awards and achievements|
Dancing on Coral
| Miles Franklin Award recipient