Mateship With Birds

Mateship With Birds

Book - 2012
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On the outskirts of an Australian country town in the 1950s, a lonely farmer trains his binoculars on a family of kookaburras that roost in a tree near his house. Harry observes the kookaburras through a year of feast, famine, birth, death, war, romance and song. As Harry watches the birds, his next door neighbour has her own set of binoculars trained on him. Ardent, hard-working Betty has escaped to the country with her two fatherless children. Betty is pleased that her son, Michael, wants to spend time with the gentle farmer next door. But when Harry decides to teach Michael about the opposite sex, perilous boundaries are crossed. A tender novel of young lust and mature love.
Publisher: Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2012
Description: 208 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781742610764
Branch Call Number: Tiff


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Dec 16, 2014

A quirky novel about various misfits and a family of kookaburras, which I did not really enjoy although I thought that Tiffany's earlier book, "Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living" was wonderful.

Feb 17, 2013

Wonderfully quirky - unabashed tale of a dairy farmer whose love of his cows and his Kookaburras also extends to his single mom neighbour and her children. Highly recommended if you want something delightfully different from the ordinary. There is music in her words...

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