The Call of the High Country

Author(s): Tony Parsons

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In the heart of Australia's rugged high country, three generations of the MacLeod family battle to make a living on the land. As a young married couple, Andrew and Anne work together to make the very best of their property, High Peaks, but at what cost to their happiness? In time the property will pass to their son, David. Handsome and hardworking, he is determined to become the best sheepdog handler in the land. Nothing is going to stand in his way, not even the beautiful Catriona Campbell, daughter of the wealthy graziers next door. An inspiring and heartwarming saga of a family battling through hard times, of a love that defies all odds, and of dreams that won't be broken.

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Praise for Tony Parsons' bestsellers 'Everything a good Australian novel should be - a bit of believable outback, a bit of local community angst, some intrigue, and past lives ... keeps the reader guessing all the way through.' - Newcastle Herald '... heroism in adversity, romance and the good old Aussie bush, with an added dash of contemporary flavour. An armchair alternative to McLeod's Daughters, with greater depth.' - Bendigo Advertiser 'This bestselling author delivers the goods again. Silver in the Sun will transport you to an outback Queensland sheep station where the river runs through the wide brown land and silver trees gleam in the sun. I couldn't put it down.' -South Coast Register 'With each new book, Tony Parsons' rural readership grows. It is easy to see why. Not only is the writing informed but it will have readers edgy with expectation.' - Weekly Times 'Tony Parsons comes across as a very intelligent man hugely experienced in Australian country life, and an incurable romantic who likes happy endings. His many fans won't be disappointed with this new offering.' - South Australian Life 'Set in contemporary rural Australia, Parsons' books combine an old-fashioned sensibility with a hard-nosed look at the reality of farming in Australia today.' - The Age 'Anyone who is a fan of McLeod's Daughters will love this novel. If you've ever wanted to experience life on an Australian sheep station, this book will take you there.' - South Coast Register 'A story of love and triumph against adversity that will transport you to the heartland of Australia's high country and keep you spellbound until the very last page.' - Living Magazine 'A heart-warming saga of family tribulations, an intensely powerful and moving story with a true-blue Aussie flavour.' - Country News 'This book comes from the heart of country Australia in more ways than one. There is much to be said for listening to a genuine voice of rural Australia.' - Courier Mail

Tony Parsons is the author of the novels The Call of the High Country, Return to the High Country, Valley of the White Gold and Silver in the Sun. He is also the author of Training the Working Kelpie, The Australian Kelpie and, in 2010, The Kelpie, now regarded as classic works on the breed.

General Fields

  • : 9780143202240
  • : penguin random house
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : April 2011
  • : 4.4 Centimeters X 13.1 Centimeters X 19.7 Centimeters
  • : Australia
  • : June 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1
  • : Paperback
  • : Tony Parsons
  • : 612
  • : 823.92