Rose Jones is an immensely appealing heroine and her modern-day story is brilliantly interwoven with the hauting true history of Jack Gleeson, an Irish stockman of the 1800s who founded the kelpie breed. This story moves effortlessly between the present and the past to reveal that both love and the land are timeless.
Rosie Highgrove-Jones is a Western District grazier's daughter, raised to marry well. Then a tragic event forces Rosie and her family to face some shocking truths. Weighed down by grief, Rosie begins researching the haunting local tale of an Irish stockman, founder of the Australian Kelpie breed. Rosie finds history repeating itself when a modern Irish stockman walks into her world. From the bestselling author of Jillaroo.
Tasmanian born Rachael Treasure gets as excited about dung beetle activity in the soil as she does by beautiful writing. By combining her love for the land and the written word, Rachael sparked a publishing boom in 2002 when her first novel Jillaroo woke the world up to contemporary women's stories beyond the city lights. Rachael lives in Southern rural Tasmania and is a full time mother to two young humans and many eccentric animals including a budgie called Putty Plonkit. She has been dubbed an agricultural activist, farm feminist and literary pioneer and has worked as a rural journalist, radio broadcaster, truffle sniffer dog handler, professional wool classer, stock camp cook, drover, farm manager and working dog trainer. Her novels following Jillaroo include The Stockman, The Rouseabout, The Cattleman's Daughter, The Farmer's Wife, Cleanskin Cowgirls and short story collections, The Girl and the Ghost-Grey Mare and Fifty Bales of Hay. Non fiction works are Don't Fence Me In - Grassroots Wisdom from a Country Gal and working dog training book, Dog Speak. Her screenplay Albert's Chook Tractor was filmed for SBS Independent TV.
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