Review published on November 8, 2017.
This book is set towards the end of the Second World War in the Australian outback, a subject I have never read about before. It is an easy read with many ups and downs. It tells of the running of a farm in the Australian outback, which increasingly falls on the main character Kate and the Italian POWs sent to help out. She only has a book, the eponymous The Woolgrower’s Companion, to guide her. This is quite a long book at 400 pages but it holds your interest until the end. I never guessed the ending and the author could quite easily write a sequel.
The Woolgrower’s Companion by Joy Rhoades
Chatto & Windus 9781784741341 hbk Jun 2017
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