Outback Heroines: True Stories Of Hardship, Heartbreak And Resilience
Horse-whispering, crocodile-hunting and single-handedly changing an 80-kilo flat tyre on a road train in scorching heat . . . there is nothing these modern-day outback women can't do. But when it comes to hardship and heartbreak, they've endured far more than their fair share. Living and working in some of the most remote spots in the world, they've had to become experts at turning tragedy into triumph. Our former Miss World finds a new start in the bush; an adventurer crosses one of the world's harshest deserts on camelback; a single mum becomes a truck driver to make ends meet and a former nurse takes over the famous Birdsville Hotel. This book is a tribute to the great Australian Outback, from those who live and work at the heart of it. ' These women simply took my breath away with the kind of courage, daring and resilience that have seen them overcome sometimes crushing difficulties.' Georgie Parker
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- Paperback | 306 pages
- 01 Jun 2016
- Penguin Books Australia
- Hawthorn, Australia
About Sue Williams
Sue Williams is the author of a number of bestselling books, including Father Bob- The Larrikin Priest; Women of the Outback; No Time For Fear - the story of shark attack survivor Paul de Gelder - and Mean Streets, Kind Heart- The Father Chris Riley Story. Her other books include Left for Dead; Outback Spirit; Welcome to the Outback; Peter Ryan- The Inside Story and And Then The Darkness, about the disappearance of the British backpacker Peter Falconio, which was shortlisted for the prestigious Gold Dagger Award in the UK for the true crime book of the year, and the Ned Kelly Awards in Australia. Also an award-winning journalist, Sue was born in England, and worked in print and television in the UK and New Zealand. She spent many years travelling around the world before falling in love with Australia in 1989. Since settling here, she has written for many of Australia's leading newspapers and magazines. Sue's book, Father Bob, inspired the first edition of Penguin's immersive, interactive online reading experience, True Stories.