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2.77  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The compelling new novel of life, land and love in the Top End by Sarah Hay, winner of "The Australian"/Vogel Literary Award for her first novel, "Skins" in 2001.
ebook, 276 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Allen & Unwin (first published 2008)
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Oct 13, 2009 Anne_MB rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

The title of this book refers to a character who is really peripheral and who is not explored much at all. The reader learns nothing of his feelings, his character, and very little of his background other than as a stereotype.
The book is really about 2 women, one the wife of the station manager, the second an English jillaroo, and alternates between them.
I found the first section of the book fascinating, the description of landscape was so vivid I almost felt I was there. The charac
Texas: an Australian love story

Australia cattle ranching in remote area [the Kimberley]. [The book is nothing to do with the state of Texas!]

Hay was acclaimed for a 2001 novel called SKINS which I might like to read some time.

A young woman from London takes on the job of JILLAROO on a ranch where a couple with 2 kids have just started managing.

Very good description of Susannah the wife of the 'station manager' coming to live on a cattle ranch [='station'] in this remote area, and her discomforts
Nov 17, 2012 Karen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was not convinced by the basic premise of this book - an English girl from a horsey middle class background ends up in outback Australia as a "jillaroo" and ends up in a relationship with an aboriginal called Texas. The blurb says that Laura falls in love with Texas but I did just not believe it.
Nov 17, 2013 Tania rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Not sure where I got this one from... Not trade me, the library or even Salvation Army. Ah but it was sitting by my bed waiting to be read. Funny that it is called Texas, but is set in Australia.

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Such a good premise but did little to explore it.
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