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The Woolgrower's Companion - Joy Rhoades

The Woolgrower's Companion

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Published: 27th February 2017
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As the war draws to a close, one woman faces her greatest battle . . .

Australia 1945. Until now Kate Dowd has led a sheltered life on Amiens, her family’s sprawling sheep station in northern New South Wales. The horrors of war have for the most part left her untouched. But with her father succumbing to wounds he’s borne since the Great War, the management of the farm is increasingly falling on Kate’s shoulders.

With only the sheep-rearing book The Woolgrower’s Companion to guide her, Kate rises to the challenge. However the arrival of two Italian POW labourers unsettles not only the other workers, but Kate too - especially when she finds herself drawn to the enigmatic Luca Canali.

Then she receives devastating news. The farm is near bankrupt and the bank is set to repossess. Given just eight weeks to pay the debt, Kate is now in a race to save everything she holds dear.

About the Author

Joy Rhoades was born in Roma in western Queensland, with an early memory of flat country and a broad sky. Growing up, she loved two things best: reading and the bush, whether playing in creek beds and paddocks, or climbing a tree to sit with a book. Her family would visit her grandmother, a fifth generation grazier and a gentle teller of stories of her life on her family’s sheep farm.

At 13, Joy left Roma for Brisbane, first for school and then to study law at university. After graduating, she worked all over: first Sydney, then London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and New York. It was in New York that she completed a Masters in Creative Writing at the New School University, and wrote much of The Woolgrower's Companion, a novel inspired in part by snippets of her grandmother’s life and times.

She now lives in London with her husband and their two young children, but she misses the Australian sky.

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This is all so true to life

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Informative
  • Page-Turner
  • Well Written

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    Comments about The Woolgrower's Companion:

    A very good read Historically correct and true to life.

     
    5.0

    You wont want to put this book down

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    • Informative
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        A great read. It pulls you into the story and makes you think. You are right there in the bush with all the characters. The language is beautifully evocative.

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        ISBN: 9780143782131
        ISBN-10: 0143782134
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 416
        Published: 27th February 2017
        Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4  x 3.5
        Weight (kg): 0.51