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A Life On Pittwater - Susan Duncan

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Susan Duncan lives in Tarrangaua, the gracious house built for Dorothea Mackellar in 1925 and is a well-loved member of the small Pittwater community.

A Life on Pittwater takes the reader on a memorable trip to this beguiling place and presents all aspects of its distinctive way of life. There is Susan's lovely home with its gorgeous verandah; the lush surroundings, the bush and the bays; the wildlife and the ever-present dogs; the tinnies, the ferries and the peculiarities of living somewhere without cars; the boatsheds and the working boats; the bushfires; and, above all, the close community life.

Susan's text describes the life with warmth and heart and the stunning photography by Anthony Ong captures its unique beauty. This glorious book will make you smile as you turn the pages and lose yourself to the magic of Pittwater.

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    5.0

    A glorious read!

    By Jen C

    from Adelaide

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    • Broad Appeal
    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
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    Comments about A Life On Pittwater:

    A truly beautiful book that you could immerse yourself in a dozen times or more and enjoy every moment of doing so. Susan Duncan has a rare gift, a writer who transports the reader easily to see the beauty in everything she writes about. Thank you for a glorious read.

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    5.0

    Pittwater hopeful

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    from East Maitland

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      love the photography and all relates to the previous books about Pittwater.

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      5.0

      A delightful coffee table book

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        service & delivery were excellent

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        ISBN: 9781741666694
        ISBN-10: 1741666694
        Audience: General
        Format: Hardcover
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 240
        Published: 1st November 2009
        Publisher: Random House Australia
        Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 22.5  x 2.4
        Weight (kg): 1.32

        Susan Duncan

        After a 25-year career spanning radio, newspaper and magazine journalism, including editing two of Australia's top selling women's magazines, THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY and NEW IDEA, SUSAN DUNCAN woke up one morning and chucked in her job. The decision followed the deaths of her husband and brother.

        After struggling to begin again, she finally found her own patch of paradise on earth only to discover it might already be too late when she was diagnosed with cancer herself. Today Susan lives with her second husband, Bob, on the shores of Pittwater at Tarrangaua, the beautiful home built for poet Dorothea Mackellar in 1925. Susan's bestselling memoir, SALVATION CREEK, won the 2007 Nielsen BookData Booksellers Choice Award and was shortlisted for the prestigious Dobbie Award, part of the Nita B Kibble awards for women writers. She has now turned her hand to fiction, with her first novel THE BRINY CAFE, set in a fictional Pittwater.

        Visit Susan Duncan's Booktopia Author Page