Therese Creed is the daughter of one of my very best friends, and it was, therefore, quite natural that I would read Therese's first book. In it, she has done a great job of painting a detailed and accurate
picture of life on the land. It is obvious that she knows what she is
writing about, and this gives the novel both weight and believability.
The book is also very well written with a careful mix of humour,
allusions (often subtle) to contemporary issues and, in parts, beautiful
descriptive passages. Jeremy is definitely the outstanding character in
the book, and, I feel, in many ways, he epitomizes the soul of the
Australian bush. An interesting book, well worth reading. For those of you who have read the book, you may be interested in knowing that the sequel will soon be published.
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