The Red Bull
by H. A. Lindsay
Robert Hale, 1959, [First Edition], 192 pages, hardback, dustjacket
Very Good Condition with price clipped dust jacket
'This dramatic, authentic novel dealing with the problem is set mainly in the wild, football country of the Dividing Range in the south-eastern corner of Australia. It gives, too,vivid glimpses of city life and of the tropics of North Queensland. It tells the story of Tom Reeford, who in spite of capital, intermittent illness and the constant fire threat, turns an abandoned goldfield into a prosperous farm. It is the story, too, of Tom's only child, Alison. After winning a scholarship and graduating in science, she becomes manager of a commercial forestry enterprise and works unremittingly to find a deterrent to the threat of bush fires.'