Pop­u­lar au­thor to speak on books

Seymour Telegraph - - KIDS SPEAK -

Aus­tralian au­thor Tri­cia Stringer will be speak­ing about her lat­est novel Jewel in the North at Nagam­bie Li­brary on Tues­day at 7 pm.

Ms Stringer has won the hearts of many with her warm, en­gag­ing sto­ries of life and peo­ple in ru­ral Aus­tralia, and has pub­lished seven best­selling books, in­clud­ing the his­tor­i­cal Heart of the Coun­try and its highly suc­cess­ful fol­low-up Dust on the Hori­zon.

Lauded as the voice of Aus­tralian sto­ry­telling, Ms Stringer has trav­elled ex­ten­sively through the coun­try’s vast and chang­ing land­scapes.

Her pas­sion for the places and the peo­ple she en­coun­tered com­pelled her to write sto­ries re­flect­ing our coun­try’s unique­ness.

Set in 1895, Jewel in the North is a breath­tak­ing his­tor­i­cal fam­ily saga of love, death and for­give­ness and a quest for the ul­ti­mate prize.

The Flin­ders Ranges are a beau­ti­ful land­scape as Joseph Baker, a pas­toral­ist in that un­for­giv­ing en­vi­ron­ment, knows all too well.

For three gen­er­a­tions his fam­ily have farmed the land, mar­ried and had chil­dren at their prop­erty at Wildu Creek, but now Joseph finds him­self fight­ing to save not just his friends and fam­ily but his very ex­is­tence.

His son Wil­liam has his own bat­tles to fight.

As the First World War looms, the two men strug­gle to sur­vive both the el­e­ments and each other, in a deeply sat­is­fy­ing con­clu­sion to the best­selling Flin­ders Ranges se­ries.

Book­ings are re­quired for Ms Stringer’s talk. Phone Nagam­bie Li­brary on 1300 374 765 by Satur­day to book.

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