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A Life on Pittwater

3.98  ·  Rating Details  ·  57 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
A Lifeon Pittwatertakes the reader on a memorable trip to this beguiling place and presents all aspects of its distinctive way of life. There is Susan's lovely home with its gorgeous verandah; the lush surroundings, the bush and the bays; the wildlife and the ever-present dogs; the tinnies, the ferries and the peculiarities of living somewhere without cars; the boatsheds a ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Random House Australia (first published 2010)
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Shallowreader VaVeros
This coffee table book was gorgeous. So much so that it made wanting to sell up and move. My husband grew up on Pittwater and certainly the book captured the way he speaks about the water and lifestyle.
Apr 15, 2012 Bruce rated it really liked it
Having read both 'salvation creek'and 'the house at salvation creek'when i found this book i was intrigued and excited to find out more about the area both those books are set in. I found it a great quick book to read, that gave me a better background to think about the two previous books on reflection. The community is what comes out of this book, they keep you honest if you stray, and support you when things go belly up too. They like to eat a lot it seems, and they aren't afraid of having a g ...more
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Nov 02, 2011 Lyn O'Brien rated it it was amazing
A must read coffee table book for anyone who has read Susan's Salavation Creek. This book lovingly portrays life on Scotland Island in Pittwater. Real Estate prices must be skyrocketing. I'm sure everyone who reads this beautifully presented book wants to relocate to Scotland Island.
May 09, 2013 Marg rated it really liked it
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Beautiful book to read through and gaze at the pictures.

didn't quite convince me that the rewards would be worth the effort required in day to day life but it does still sound like a fun place to live if you have that kind of motivation and strength of character.
Sep 13, 2012 Eilagh rated it liked it
A really enjoyable read - nicely written, recreates the relaxed atmosphere of living on Pittwater. A great book for relaxing between more demanding books. Definitely an incentive to read more of Susan Duncan.
Feb 07, 2010 Marianevans12 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It is a photographic record of life on Pittwater which is the setting for 'Salvation Creek'. Beautiful photographs and an enviable way of life.
Oct 31, 2011 Susan rated it liked it
Looks like an interesting place to live, but impossible for me with my ophidiophobia. Beautiful photography.
Nov 30, 2013 Denita rated it it was amazing
Great pictures explaining the Pittwater area. Everyone who loves this book will want to visit.
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Susan Duncan enjoyed a 25-year career spanning radio, newspaper and magazine journalism, including editing two of Australia's top selling women's magazines, The Australian Women's Weekly and New Idea. She now lives in her own patch of offshore paradise, Pittwater, with her second husband, Bob, in the beautiful home built for poet Dorothea Mackellar in 1925.

Susan's bestselling memoir, Salvation Cre
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