Inspiring true-life stories of women who've grown up connected with the country or who've fallen in love with it or with the men working it. Women who've struggled through bushfires, floods, poverty, discrimination and accidents to come out smiling at the other end. Stories of hardship, triumph, resilience and love.
Anne Crawford has woven together the extraordinary true stories of eight inspiring women from remote parts of Australia - whether that be the bush, the mountains or the outback. The women featured range from hard-bitten bush women to those who?ve left the city for a new challenge. Together they share their stories of lives forged in often inhospitable conditions, the hardships imposed by isolation and the personal trials they endure to live there.
Women of Spirit is a wonderful snapshot of strong women living quiet but important lives in Australia today.
About the Author
Anne Crawford is an experienced journalist as well as a horse-owner and horse-lover. She has been a feature writer for The Age, The Sunday Age and The Good Weekend for more than 10 years and is co-author of Doctor Hugh: My Life with Animals and Forged with Flames: A True Story of Courage and Survival. Her most recent book, Great Australian Horse Stories was released in 2013. Anne has ridden everywhere from the Victorian High Country to Patagonia to the deserts of Morocco. She now lives in country Victoria where she rides a small mare with a lot of attitude called Poppy.
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st May 2014
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1