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Jillaroo - Rachael Treasure

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Published: May 2005
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After a terrible argument with her father over their family property, 'Waters Meeting', Rebecca Saunders throws her swag in the ute and heads north with her three dogs. A job as a jillaroo takes her into the rowdy world of B&S balls, Bundy rum and boys. When she at last settles down to a bit of study at agricultural college, her life is turned upside down by the very handsome but very drunken party animal Charlie Lewis . . .Will she choose a life of wheat farming on vast open plains with Charlie? Or will she return to the mountains, to fight for the land and the river that runs through her soul?It's only when tragedy shatters her world that Rebecca finds a strength and courage she never knew she had, in this action-packed novel of adventure, dreams and determination.

PUBLISHED IN THE UK AS - River Run Deep It is the same book.

About the Author

Rachael Treasure lives on a sheep farm in Tasmania with her husband, John, and her children, Rosie and Charlie. Together they breed and train kelpies, border collies and waler stockhorses.

Rachael has an exciting, ever-changing website featuring stories from her life on the farm and working-dog training information.

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4.6

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5.0

Rachel Treasure Books are very absorbing

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from Beverley WA 6304

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    Comments about Jillaroo:

    Once again loved this book, story line, the end result. Not as I thought, but great none the less.

     
    5.0

    about to buy another Rachel Treasure novel

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        Comments about Jillaroo:

        Great novel ... have been reading a lot of so-called "chook lit" in the recent years. Some of the younger authors (all women) write in a younger style (not a bad thing if you are younger - but I'm not). Loved the maturity of rachel's writing, but she still manages to hit the Aussie Bush Romance genre on the head. Absolutely loved it.

         
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        from Hazelwood North.AU

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        Kept coming back to it

         
        5.0

        great holiday read

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        from Brisbane, Australia

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          Loved It! Very fun also fast written.

           
          4.0

          Great read

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              Very easy read, can't wait to read Farmers Wife

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              Rachael Treasure

              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 StockmanThe RouseaboutThe Cattleman's Daughter,The Farmer's WifeCleanskin 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 Tractorwas filmed for SBS Independent TV.

              Visit Rachael Treasure's Booktopia Author Page


              ISBN: 9780143004080
              ISBN-10: 0143004085
              Audience: General
              Format: Paperback
              Language: English
              Number Of Pages: 480
              Published: May 2005
              Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
              Country of Publication: AU
              Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.3  x 3.6
              Weight (kg): 0.42
              Edition Number: 1