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  • Published: 21 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742534985
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Welcome to the Outback




From cattle-droving to goat-racing and prospecting for black opal - one woman's search for the real heart of Australia. Welcome to the Outback, from the author of Women of the Outback, Sue Williams.

'The Outback isn't a place on a map; it's a place in your heart.  It's an attitude, how you treat people, a way of behaving.  It's your belief system, and how a whole nation of Australians often long for a time when life was simpler, less complicated, more genuine . . . '

Sue Williams has long been fascinated by the Outback – its striking landscapes, the salt-of-the-earth characters it breeds, its wonders and its weirdness.  But to date, her focus has been on others' lives.

Now putting her bravest foot forward, Sue sets out to see our country as it really is, warts and all.  She accepts every new challenge that comes her way, including pregnancy-testing cows at a remote property, joining a cattle drive across Queensland, visiting the deadliest town in Australia, and fronting up to a ferocious fighter in the last boxing tent in the world.

It's tough for a city slicker, but she won't stop until she discovers what the 'real' Outback is all about.

  • Pub date: 21 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742534985
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the Author

Sue Williams

Sue Williams is the author of a number of bestselling books, including Father Bob: The Larrikin Priest; Women of the Outback; No Time For Fear – the story of shark attack survivor Paul de Gelder – and Mean Streets, Kind Heart: The Father Chris Riley Story.

Her other books include Left for Dead; Outback Spirit; Welcome to the Outback; Peter Ryan: The Inside Story and And Then The Darkness, about the disappearance of the British backpacker Peter Falconio, which was shortlisted for the prestigious Gold Dagger Award in the UK for the true crime book of the year, and the Ned Kelly Awards in Australia.

Also an award-winning journalist, Sue was born in England, and worked in print and television in the UK and New Zealand. She spent many years travelling around the world before falling in love with Australia in 1989. Since settling here, she has written for many of Australia's leading newspapers and magazines.

Sue's book, Father Bob, inspired the first edition of Penguin's immersive, interactive online reading experience, True Stories.

She lives in Sydney's Kings Cross with her partner, writer Jimmy Thomson.

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