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The Stockman


The Stockmen
By Rachael Treasure
Published by Viking
ISBN 0 670 04293 5

Here’s a fun book, a good airport novel and a rollicking read. The fact that the Women’s Weekly has chosen it for its book club will alert you to the fact that the story is more Mills and Boon than Maxim magazine, but blokes who relate (a) to the country and (b) to training working dogs will soon be absorbed in it.

Dogs, with their many and varied characters, are as important as the people in the pages.

Rachael Treasure is a Hobart girl who worked as a jillaroo before studying at Orange Agricultural College and Charles Sturt University, in New South Wales. Her first book, which was quite a hit, is titled Jillaroo

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