As more girls and staff leave the school Dianne discovers that Sara has disappeared and disbelieves Hester's account that her guardian collected her, informing Sergeant Bumpher and her watch-maker lover Louis Montpelier. Hester responds by sacking her and a reluctant Dora Lumly. Hester is ambivalent when Dr Mackenzie proposes marriage whilst, in Melbourne, Irma tells Bumpher, investigating Sara's disappearance, that Hester is " a fraud".
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Joan Lindsay, author of Picnic at Hanging Rock, published her first literary work, Through Darkest Pondelayo, under a pseudonym. Her second semi-autobiographical novel, Time Without Clocks, was published almost thirty years later. Picnic at Hanging Rock was Lindsay's fourth literary work and her most well-known. See more
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