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Barbara Hannay

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Multi award winning author, Barbara Hannay, is a city bred girl with a yen for country life. Most of her 50 plus books are set in rural and outback Australia and they've been enjoyed by readers around the world.

Barbara has been nominated five times for Romance Writers of America's RITA Award which she won in 2007 and she has twice won Australia's Romantic Book of the Year award.

In her own version of life imitating art, Barbara and her husband currently live on a misty hillside in beautiful Far North Queensland where they keep heritage pigs, hens, ducks, turkeys and an untidy but productive garden.

Visit Barbara's website at www.barbarahannay.com
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                         - THE COLT WITH NO REGRETS - by Elliot Hannay 

There was great excitement in our household this week as the first copies of my husband's memoir arrived from Wilkinson Press.




Welcomed by Phillip Adams as an important Australian memoir full of insight and humour, this is also a story about growing up.
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"Barbara Hannay writes beautiful stories, heartfelt with emotion, her characters are very easy to become friends with and this one is up there with the best, I loved getting to know Freya, Pearl and Billie and of course my visit to Magnetic Island was" Read more of this review »
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"I think this definitely is one of Barbara Hannay’s best books. I felt so sorry for poor Freya and all her bad luck. Definitely up there as one of my favourites for 2020. Well done to Barbara Hannay."
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"A delightful, pure satisfying read. Effortless in its flow of two POVs: Freya and her niece, Billie. I loved these two characters and watched their growth through trials that could have destroyed them. The sister relationship (Freya and Pearl) was st" Read more of this review »
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“A glance out the window showed the police car’s headlights glowing lemon through the violet-hued dusk”
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“It was a perfect summer’s evening. Shade from the trees along the fence line stretched over the grass and a gentle breeze wafted. Crickets hummed in the shrubbery and, above the whole scene, a spectacular sunset spread its pretty bloom over the sky.”
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