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The Call of the High Country

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In the heart of Australia's rugged high country, three generations of the MacLeod family battle to make a living on the land. As a young married couple, Andrew and Anne work together to make the very best of their property, High Peaks, but at what cost to their happiness? In time, the property will pass to their son, David. Handsome and hardworking, David is determined to ...more
Paperback, 612 pages
Published December 28th 2005 by Penguin Global (first published February 1st 1999)
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Julie
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is my first read from this author and it wont be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The story line was just wonderful. I cant praise it enough. The characters in the book demonstrate how hard life is on the land. Bringing the dogs into it and how they were trained was just an added bonus. After reading a little on the author of the book it is pretty much what he does every day.
Well done for such a wonderful book.
Candace
Jul 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, for its historical content and the story. They could easily make a movie out of this. It got me to do a little research on the National sheep dog trials, and appreciate the kelpie a lot more. Would love to meet a man like David MacLeod.
Beatrix
Mar 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant Read!! Highly recommend this book
Erin Morphett
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love the way this author writes. More along the lines of what life on the land is really about.
Pam
Jun 07, 2008 marked it as to-read
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Credited as Tony Parsons on his works.

Tony Parsons, OAM, has worked as a professional sheep and wool classer, a journalist, news editor and rural commentator, a consultant to major agricultural companies, and an award-winning breeder of animals and show poultry. He owned his first kelpie dog in 1944, and in 1950 established 'Karrawarra', one of the top kelpie studs in Australia. In 1992 he was awa
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