Walk Trot Canter and Die by Donald Stuart
Walk Trot Canter and Die
by Donald Stuart
Georgian House, 1975 [First Edition], ISBN 0855854960, hardcover, dustjacket
Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, ex-library with stamps and stickers to front and back end-papers and fly-leaves, front fly-leaf removed, stamps to title pages and introductory pages, dust-jacket contact covered with a little edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
"John Cole is a bushman born and bred. his childhood is dominated by the mysteries of the hills surrounding his father's slab hut, hills that can hide stolen horses for months, or protect his brother Pat from the spying eyes of the police. From a child's vulnerability to manhood is only a step, and John is soon his own man. Marriage confines him to wages work in a country town until he takes a job droving cattle; but the peace of the cattle camp is shattered by tragedy at home, and the desperate ride from which the book takes its title. the rootlessness of John's subsequent life comes to an end with a long journey to the northwest, and peace and fulfilment as manager of a cattle station. His life there, its challenges, pleasures and trials form the main part of this book, which is a memorable picture of a country which is hard yet rewarding."