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The Bark Cutters - Nicole Alexander

Paperback Published: 1st March 2011
ISBN: 9781864711622
Number Of Pages: 512

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Sarah Gordon knows what she wants: the family homestead, Wangallon. When it comes to working the homestead she’s a natural but as a woman, it’s not her birthright. Even when her beloved brother, Cameron James, first born and heir, is killed in a tragic accident, nobody looks to Sarah to inherit. Instead her grandfather passes management to the one man she truly loves. Feeling betrayed she runs away to Sydney to try to put Wangallon, behind her, but it’s in her blood. She is constantly drawn back to Wangallon but when will she finally admit that it’s not just Wangallon she longs for but the station’s manager, Anthony.

he Bark Cutters is an Australian family saga that centres around the family property, Wangallon. Past and present interweave in a story that traces the Gordon family from the arrival of Scottish immigrant Hamish Gordon in Australia in the 1850’s to the life of his great granddaughter, Sarah, in the 1980’s. Full of action, romance, tragedy, family secrets and misunderstandings this novel has a bit of something for everyone but particularly the discerning commercial women’s fiction reader.

About the Author

A fourth generation grazier, Nicole Alexander spent 6 years at boarding school in Sydney, completed a BA through the University of New England before taking up a marketing career in Singapore and Australia. 11 years ago she returned to the family’s wheat/cattle station in Moree, northern New South Wales and is now its business manager. Not only does she run the homestead but she is also a talented writer. Her poetry, travel and genealogy articles have been published in Australia, America and Singapore. She has a Master of Letters in creative writing and is currently working on the sequel to The Bark Cutters, Wangallon

Industry Reviews

"Get stuck into this Aussie saga spanning four generations.Four stars." "NW Magazine""
"A great saga that traces family history with a wealth of romance." "Womans Day""
"Captures the lives of four generations of one rural family. Alexander splits her story into two time zones tracing the family back to the 1850's." "Sunday Mail Brisbane""

Great book


The book is engaging. You can feel the land. The harsh conditions but the love of the country.



Fine Australian Reading


They only thing I can say is, jumping from one century to the other to a bit to get around but once you get a handle on the characters it's all good

Outback NSW


Don't judge by its cover


The book gives a great insight into early Australian history.Also gives the reader what the conditions are like in the interior of Australia,Although fiction,there must be an element of truth as to how the early settlers survived.The sequel,Changing of the land is well worth reading.

Melbourne Vic


Top Aussie read


An excellent read from a top new author

South Coast




Love the story line, the setting easy to read but difficult to stop reading.

Beverley WA


The Bark Cutters

4.6 5


ISBN: 9781864711622
ISBN-10: 1864711620
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st March 2011
Publisher: Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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Nicole Alexander

About the Author

In the course of her career Nicole Alexander has worked both in Australia and Singapore in financial services, fashion, corporate publishing and agriculture.

A fourth-generation grazier, Nicole returned to her family's property in the late 1990s. She is currently the business manager there and has a hands-on role in the running of the property.

Nicole has a Master of Letters in creative writing and her novels, poetry, travel and genealogy articles have been published in Australia, Germany, America and Singapore.

She is the author of three novels: The Bark Cutters, A Changing Land and Absolution Creek. Her next work, Sunset Ridge, will be released in September 2013.

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