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The Rouseabout  - Rachael Treasure


Published: March 2008
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Kate Webster is a loveable larrikin who likes to play hard now and worry about the consequences later. She can't help mucking up the opportunities life gives her.

Rocked by the death of her mother, she takes on a dare at one of Australia's wildest rural social events - a Bachelors & Spinsters ball - to 'scalp' gorgeous farm boy Nick McDonnell. It's a dare that changes everything.

For just as Kate is ready to start her new life, away from her grieving father and the pressures of the family farm, she discovers she is pregnant. Now, several years later, with toddler Nell by her side, it's time for Kate to come home to face the music - and the father of her child . . .

Set on the beautiful island of Tasmania, where Rachael Treasure once kicked up her own heels at B&S balls, The Rouseabout is an unforgettable story about discovering the things that truly matter, and finding love that lasts.

PUBLISHED IN THE UK AS - THE DARE It is the same book.

About the Author

Rachael Treasure lives on a sheep farm in Tasmania with her husband, John, and her children, Rosie and Charlie. Together they breed and train kelpies, border collies and waler stockhorses.

Rachael has an exciting, ever-changing website featuring stories from her life on the farm and working-dog training information.



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Ive read it twice


from Alice, Australia

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  • Engaging Characters
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      Comments about The Rouseabout:

      Ive read this book twice now. Its a great read. It really makes you understand some of the politics our farmers face with big industries without going into detail.
      Prepare to laugh and cry.

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      Fun county read


      from Sydney

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      Comments about The Rouseabout:

      This was a really great read, easy page turner. Light hearted and engaging.

      I always enjoy a good ol country read involving b&s balls, rum and blokes sportin wrangler jeans and akubra hats.

      Pick it up and enjoy.

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      Rachael Treasure

      Tasmanian born Rachael Treasure gets as excited about dung beetle activity in the soil as she does by beautiful writing. By combining her love for the land and the written word, Rachael sparked a publishing boom in 2002 when her first novel Jillaroo woke the world up to contemporary women's stories beyond the city lights. 

      Rachael lives in Southern rural Tasmania and is a full time mother to two young humans and many eccentric animals including a budgie called Putty Plonkit. She has been dubbed an agricultural activist, farm feminist and literary pioneer and has worked as a rural journalist, radio broadcaster, truffle sniffer dog handler, professional wool classer, stock camp cook, drover, farm manager and working dog trainer.

      Her novels following Jillaroo include The StockmanThe RouseaboutThe Cattleman's Daughter,The Farmer's WifeCleanskin Cowgirls and short story collections, The Girl and the Ghost-Grey Mare and Fifty Bales of Hay. Non fiction works are Don't Fence Me In – Grassroots Wisdom from a Country Gal and working dog training book, Dog Speak. Her screenplay Albert's Chook Tractorwas filmed for SBS Independent TV.

      Visit Rachael Treasure's Booktopia Author Page

      ISBN: 9780143007890
      ISBN-10: 0143007890
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 352
      Published: March 2008
      Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 14.3  x 2.6
      Weight (kg): 0.33
      Edition Number: 1