by Katharine Susannah Prichard
Angus and Robertson, 1956, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, front endpaper and flyleaf separate, age toned pages, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, creasing and chipping (see photographs)
“This story of life in the Karri forests of south-western Australia has an elemental quality, a vigour in keeping with the strength and energy of the timber-getters and the massive grandeur of the trees that five them their livelihood, their environment, and sometimes their death.
The spirit of the book is personified in the two leading characters, Red Burke the teamster, exulting in the strength of his body and of his determination, and Deb Colburn, a child of the forest who feels an instinctive kinship with the beauty and mystery of the trees. Their destinies are intermingled with those of other vivid and memorable characters, moving against a background not only of primeval forest but also of sawmill and township, boarding-house and bush races, all depicted with a fullness of life and a realism that make them unforgettable.”