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Barefoot in the Bindis

Barefoot in the Bindis (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Wales, Angela

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Scottish-born Robert Wales sailed into Sydney Harbour during WWII, and knew he wanted to stay. But a wife and five young kids later, he was choking in the city and doctors prescribed fresh country air. In 1953, with no experience and only knowledge he'd picked up from a few books... read full description below.

ISBN 9781925870213
Barcode 9781925870213
Published 26 March 2019 by Affirm Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925870213
ISBN-10 1925870219
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Affirm Press
Imprint Affirm Press
Publication Date 26 March 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Wales, Angela
Category Biography & Autobiography
Australian
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 410g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 980088

Description of this Book

Scottish-born Robert Wales sailed into Sydney Harbour during WWII, and knew he wanted to stay. But a wife and five young kids later, he was choking in the city and doctors prescribed fresh country air. In 1953, with no experience and only knowledge he'd picked up from a few books, he uprooted his family and set out to establish a sheep farm in the bush. When they arrive on a lonely hill in northern New South Wales, they have no electricity, no running water, no telephone and no choice but to make this their home. From Angela Wales, eldest of the five kids, comes this extraordinarily vivid and evocative account of the next ten years as they try to tame six thousand acres of bush and navigate the challenges of country life. Filled with drama and hilarity, joy and back-breaking toil, BAREFOOT IN THE BINDIS portrays a childhood spent in the outback, and is a sensational picture of Australia past.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Endlessly vivid and enjoyable, full of stories and characters that will tug at both your imagination and memory. - Richard Glover Rich, nourishing, totally engrossing and very moving. - Margaret Pomeranz

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Author's Bio

Angela Wales grew up the oldest of five children in Walcha NSW. After the family's move to Sydney she attended the University of Sydney, graduating in English and classics. She was executive director of the Australian Writers Guild for 10 years, after which she moved to the US and became Executive Director of the Writers Guild Foundation (the educational and charitable arm of the Writers Guild of America West) in Los Angeles. She returned to Australia in late 2013 to help take care of her elderly mother. Barefoot in the Bindis is her first book.

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