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The Stockmen  - Rachael Treasure


Published: August 2005
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Rosie Highgrove-Jones grows up hating her double-barrelled name. She dreams of riding out over the wide plains of the family property, working on the land. Instead she's stuck writing the social pages of the local paper.Then a terrible tragedy sparks a series of shocking revelations for Rosie and her family. As she tries to put her life back together, Rosie throws herself into researching the haunting true story of a 19th century Irish stockman who came to Australia and risked his all for a tiny pup and a wild dream. Is it just coincidence when Rosie meets a sexy Irish stockman of her own? And will Jim help her realise her deepest ambitions - or will he break her heart?The Stockmen moves effortlessly between the present and the past to reveal a simple yet hard-won truth - that both love and the land are timeless . . .


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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Great read


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    Gripping tale


    from Sydney

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    Loved this book.
    Really enjoyed this story which involved the origin of the Kelpie, and an Irish stockman.
    Was romantic and fun and couldn't put it down.

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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: 9780143001836
    ISBN-10: 0143001833
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 384
    Published: August 2005
    Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.3  x 2.9
    Weight (kg): 0.34
    Edition Number: 1