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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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4.0

interesting reading

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5.0

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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): 0.3
    Edition Number: 1