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The Bark Cutters - Nicole Alexander

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Nicole Alexander - a new outback author to treasure

Sarah Gordon knows what she wants: the family homestead, Wangallon. When it comes to working the homestead she’s a natural but as a woman, it’s not her birthright. Even when her beloved brother, Cameron James, first born and heir, is killed in a tragic accident, nobody looks to Sarah to inherit. Instead her grandfather passes management to the one man she truly loves. Feeling betrayed she runs away to Sydney to try to put Wangallon, behind her, but it’s in her blood. She is constantly drawn back to Wangallon but when will she finally admit that it’s not just Wangallon she longs for but the station’s manager, Anthony.

he Bark Cutters is an Australian family saga that centres around the family property, Wangallon. Past and present interweave in a story that traces the Gordon family from the arrival of Scottish immigrant Hamish Gordon in Australia in the 1850’s to the life of his great granddaughter, Sarah, in the 1980’s. Full of action, romance, tragedy, family secrets and misunderstandings this novel has a bit of something for everyone but particularly the discerning commercial women’s fiction reader.

About the Author

A fourth generation grazier, Nicole Alexander spent 6 years at boarding school in Sydney, completed a BA through the University of New England before taking up a marketing career in Singapore and Australia. 11 years ago she returned to the family’s wheat/cattle station in Moree, northern New South Wales and is now its business manager. Not only does she run the homestead but she is also a talented writer. Her poetry, travel and genealogy articles have been published in Australia, America and Singapore. She has a Master of Letters in creative writing and is currently working on the sequel to The Bark Cutters, Wangallon

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      5.0

      Don't judge by its cover

      By Les.

      from Melbourne Vic

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Well Written

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        • Historical
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        Comments about The Bark Cutters:

        The book gives a great insight into early Australian history.Also gives the reader what the conditions are like in the interior of Australia,Although fiction,there must be an element of truth as to how the early settlers survived.The sequel,Changing of the land is well worth reading.

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        5.0

        Top Aussie read

        By Nai

        from South Coast

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        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Engaging Characters
        • Great Aussie History
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          An excellent read from a top new author

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          4.0

          EASY READING

          By Duck

          from Beverley WA

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          • All Australian
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            Love the story line, the setting easy to read but difficult to stop reading.

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            "Captures the lives of four generations of one rural family. Alexander splits her story into two time zones tracing the family back to the 1850's." --"Sunday Mail Brisbane"

            ISBN: 9781864711622
            ISBN-10: 1864711620
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 512
            Published: 1st March 2011
            Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 13.2  x 3.3
            Weight (kg): 0.35