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The Stockmen

Rachael Treasure


PUBLISHED: 31st October 2004
ISBN: 9780670042937
ANNOTATION:
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.
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PUBLISHED: 31st October 2004
ISBN: 9780670042937
ANNOTATION:
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.

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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.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

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.

Product Details

Author
Rachael Treasure
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
2004
ISBN-10
0670042935
ISBN-13
9780670042937
Subtitle
A Novel
Country of Publication
Australia
Publication Date
2004-11-01
Pages
359
Format
Paperback