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A bestselling rural novel from the 'heart of Australian storytelling' Nicole Alexander. A Changing Land tells of one woman's fight to keep the farm that has been in her family for generations.

A bestselling rural novel from the 'heart of Australian storytelling' Nicole Alexander. A Changing Land tells of one woman's fight to keep the farm that has been in her family for generations.

It's the early 1900s and Hamish Gordon has a massive rural holding, Wangallon, built on stock theft. Embarking on a ruthless plan to buy out his neighbours, Hamish's actions test the loyalties of his family and will have serious repercussions for generations to come.

In the late 1980s, Sarah Gordon now runs Wangallon with her fiancé, Anthony. Their relationship begins to deteriorate when a power struggle develops between them and escalates with the arrival of Sarah's Scottish half-brother, Jim Macken, who is intent on receiving his inheritance ...

Unable to buy Jim out and with the possibility of losing part of Wangallon, Sarah finds herself fighting the law, her half-brother and Anthony. Will she jeopardise her own happiness to keep the Gordon legacy alive?

'Alexander writes [with] a deep love of the land' Courier-Mail

Reviews

A must read.

The Outback Magazine

A great saga that traces family history with a wealth of romance.

Woman's Day

A life on the land in outback NSW has inspired first time author Nicole Alexander to write about the bush in The Bark Cutters, which captures the lives of four generations of one family.

Sunday Mail Brisbane

An enthralling Australian saga.

The Weekly Times

With flashbacks to the 1850's, The Bark Cutters explores the highs and lows of living on a generational family farm.

Australian Country Style Magazine

Alexander writes from first-hand experience of the harshness of bush life as well as a deep love of the land

Courier Mail

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781864712308

    March 1, 2012

    Bantam Australia

    464 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781741669435

    March 1, 2011

    Bantam Australia

    464 pages

    RRP $32.99

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    • Amazon
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    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
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    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781742743189

    March 1, 2011

    Random House Australia

    464 pages

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Extract

Autumn,
1989 Wangallon Station

Forty emus raced across the road, their long legs stretching out from beneath thickly feathered bodies as their small erect heads fastened on the fence line some five hundred metres away.

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Also by Nicole Alexander

An Uncommon Woman
River Run
Wild Lands
Surrender to Summer 3
The Great Plains
The Great Australian Writers' Collection 2013
Sunset Ridge
Surrender to Summer
Absolution Creek
The Bark Cutters

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