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Tracks : Film Tie-in Edition - Robyn Davidson

Tracks : Film Tie-in Edition

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The prize-winning, bestselling account of one woman's solo journey across 1,700 miles of Australian Outback - now a major motion picture

With a new postscript by the author and a stunning colour picture section.


'I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back.' So begins Robyn Davidson's perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for company.

Enduring sweltering heat, fending off poisonous snakes and lecherous men, chasing her camels when they get skittish and nursing them when they are injured, Davidson emerges as an extraordinarily courageous heroine driven by a love of Australia's landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity. Tracks is the compelling, candid story of her odyssey of discovery and transformation.

About the Author

Robyn Davidson was born on a cattle property in Queensland. She went to Sydney in the late sixties, then returned to study in Brisbane before going to Alice Springs where the events of this book began. Since then she has travelled extensively and has lived in London, New York and India. In the early 1990s she migrated with and wrote about nomads in north west India. She is now based in Melbourne, but spends several months a year in the Indian Himalayas.

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      An interesting and, at times, an inspirational read. However, the author does not delve very much into what really drove her to attempt the trek. She gives very little background on herself, until later in the book, and seemingly just appears in Alice Springs with her dog, $6 and a plan to walk to the west coast. For myself, one of the most interesting aspects to this whole adventure is working out "why". There are some good insights into indigenous issues and life in remote Australia, and definitely some great anecdotes about working with camels!

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      I don't know I gave it as a gift,

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      I bought it as a gift but it hasn't been given yet, !

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      4.0

      interesting reading

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      not a large book so its easy to take in bag.

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      5.0

      great book

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      5.0

      One of few books I could not put down!

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        The story is well written easy to read through, engaging and raw, a wonderful example of courage & the beauty of the human spirit! Highly recommend to read the book before the watching the movie

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        A strong, salty fresh book by an original and individual young woman ... This will rank among the best of the books of exploration and travel and, like them, is a record of self-discovery and self-proving Doris Lessing An absorbing record of human endeavour and courage, a vivid picture of an extraordinary country by a perceptive and sensitive observer, and the story of an inner journey, of "shedding burdens" Sydney Morning Herald It gets to the heart of landscape and solitude and becomes a venture to the interior of more than one dimension as its author approaches the hinterland of her own thorny psyche Observer As eccentric, undisciplined, flashily brilliant and pig-headed as its author ... Ms Davidson is a born writer, her book deeply moving Daily Telegraph Vivid and vivacious ... Davidson is as natural a writer as she is an adventurer New Yorker

        ISBN: 9781408847145
        ISBN-10: 1408847140
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 272
        Published: 1st December 2013
        Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
        Country of Publication: GB
        Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.2
        Weight (kg): 0.22
        Edition Number: 1