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The River And The Road
 
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Judith A. Wright
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The River And The Road

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Hardcover, 139 pages
Published by Lansdowne Publishing
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Hannah Bnana
Jul 28, 2015 Hannah Bnana rated it did not like it
I really wanted to love this book.
But I didn't.
It's an Australian book set in colonial days.
Children in a rural town encounter ex convicts haunted by their past and Aboriginal friends troubled by their future.
The Landscape is well described, with the Hunter River playing a key role.
But I much prefer Ivan Southall's Hilal End, for an atmospheric portrayal of the struggle between kids and nature.
And I feel bad for saying it, but Wright's depiction of the family just sound stilted and forced. Her
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Judith Wright is probably Australia's greatest poet; she was also an ardent conservationist and activist. She died in 2000, at the age of 85.

Over a long and distinguished literary career, she published poetry, children's books, literary essays, biographies, histories and other works of non-fiction.

Her commitment to the Great Barrier Reef began in 1962, when she helped found the Wildlife Preservati
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