Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Ten top books about the Australian bush

Cal Flyn, a a freelance writer and reporter from the Highlands of Scotland, is the author of Thicker Than Water. One of her top ten books about the Australian bush, as shared at the Guardian:
All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

The second novel by the acclaimed Anglo-Australian author weaves together the past and present of Jake, an Australian sheep farmer who has started afresh on an unnamed English island. Flashbacks to an earlier life in Western Australia deftly capture the unforgiving beauty of the antipodean landscape, and the macho culture of the shearers’ shed, where the female protagonist is accepted into the fold on the basis of being “a bloody good bloke”. Bleak in parts and full of foreboding, but also lyrical and compelling.
Read about the other entries on the list.

My Book, The Movie: All the Birds, Singing.

--Marshal Zeringue