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The Wisdom of Stones

by Greg Matthews

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The following precis of the book "The Wisdom of Stones by Greg Matthews is to be found on the back cover of the HarperCollins paperpack publication:

When Englishman Clive Bagnall arrives in Darwin in 1939 to begin a new life on the land, he encounters more than he bargained for. His inherited cattle station, Redlands, turns out to be a crocodile infested, barren wasteland, and he is not even the sole owner of the property, finding it has been left jointly to him and his Australian cousin, Val, a redhead with a temper to match. And then there is Doug Farrands, a sometime oyster-opener and layabout who befriends the Englishman and feels obliged to instruct him in the ways of the territory.
But haunting Redlands and the three people who make it their life, is the spirit world of the Aborigines and their sacred remembering stones that seem to hold the key to people and events past and present. Against a backdrop of threatened invasion, violence and brutality, it is the mysterious stones and the bonds of friendship which endure the upheaval and tragedy of war.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060177381, Hardcover)

Three very different characters--Clive Bagnall, a young Englishman; his cousin, Valerie; and Doug Farrands, a likeable roughneck--discover the true value of life, in a novel set against the frontier backdrop of Australia's Northern Territory in the late 1930s.

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A story of three friends, set in Australia. Clive, an Englishman, inherits a cattle ranch. Doug, a local, introduces him to his cousin, Val. Clive and Val marry and have children. World War II breaks out, Clive and Doug enlist, meet up in a Japanese POW camp in Malaya, escape and return to Val. By the author of Power in the Blood.… (more)

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