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Clay Gully

Stories from an apple orchard

Sally van Gent

Clay Gully
Sally van Gent wonders how to utilise the beautiful land of Clay Gully. Goats? A vineyard? Remembering the sweet fruit she ate as a child she decides to establish a heritage apple orchard. She sets to work - and soon enough, rains falter, bugs, birds and feral animals attack the trees, and a snake takes refuge in the leg of her jeans. As the drought takes its toll and animals in the surrounding bush begin to suffer, Sally fights to keep her orchard alive.

Praise for Clay Gully:
'Sally van Gent's charming story of life on the land with all its challenges is enhanced by her whimsical drawings, heartwarming stories of family, dogs and wildlife, and delicious recipes.' - Denise Gadd, gardening writer

'A romantic, enticing picture of building a life in the country ... Entertaining and educational.' - Shaunagh O’Connor, Weekly Times

'... a delightful work ... Wakefield Press tell us that they "love good stories and publish beautiful books" and this volume certainly justifies their claim.' - Heather McNeill, ZOOM

'Reading this journal is akin to living a dreamy, tantalising life, an easy stroll through a country garden, engrossed in the tales ... Fanciful drawings and uplifting stories of family, animals, wildlife and delicious recipes make for a gratifying experience.' - Rama Gaind, PS News

Sally van Gent lives in a forest near Bendigo with her husband and their many demanding dogs, fish, tame magpies and visiting kangaroos. Sally was born in England, where she trained as a teacher at Bretton Hall College for Music, Art and Drama. She has lived in many countries, including Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Mauritius and Singapore, and has been a longtime birdwatcher and field naturalist. Sally survived breast cancer - helped, she believes, by her affinity with nature.

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Format Paperback
Size 229 x 152 mm
ISBN 9781743051887
Extent 144 pages
Price: AU$24.95 including GST
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