by Wal Watkins
Robert Hale, 1967, First Edition, hardcover, dustjacket,
Fine Condition hardcover in Very Good, price clipped dustjacket
'...Now in Andamooka he describes the growth and life of an opal mining town, with a rich and absorbing array of characters. There is Clarrie Sorrell, the cripple with a faith few share; Plugger Quigley and his wife Sybil, who back Clarries hunch; Fats Mueller, a brilliantly portrayed digger; Lex and Ivor Durgan, twins and murderers; and many others. Rough and untamed as the outback itself, the characters in this story live long in the reader's imagination.'