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Publisher's Summary

A powerful and moving memoir about healing, healthy food and hope by Australia's leading rural writer and environmental entrepreneur.

'For me, being in a paddock means anything is possible....'

Country girl and best-selling novelist Rachael Treasure had worked hard to build a long-dreamed-of lifestyle on her own patch of dirt in Tasmania's rugged and beautiful wilderness. But through the breakdown of her marriage, Rachael lost her family farm and, in her words, lost her way in life.

Discovering an all-new compass to live by, she took her two kids and her dogs and left the beaten path. Intensive farming, men on the land and women in the home - everywhere Rachael looked she saw ongoing harm to the soil and the foodchain. By going down the dirt roads and getting back to grassroots, she discovered another set of stories about country life in Australia, and a different way to live on the land.

From her rebel granny to pioneering farmers and passionate animal handlers, Rachael became inspired by fresh ways to do things. Down the Dirt Roads starts as a heartfelt and moving insight into the life of a single mother displaced from her home, and becomes a ground-breaking and powerful book about healing, health and hope. Nourishing and sustaining, it presents a practical and positive vision of what life on our land could become.

©2016 Rachael Treasure (P)2017 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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i couldnt finish it, just didnt engage with it usually read all your work ta

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Just wonderful I have too ridden this trail. Thank

You for sharing your journey and your passion for the land and the struggle it is to be female in this world.

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Just what I needed

Absolutely loved this book. So easy to read and have taken notes of books and people to look into to help me change the way I look at life.
Thank you Rachael xx

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  • tialw
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Fabulous

The narration was heartfelt and engaging, the lessons were invaluable, and I finished this book feeling nothing but love for Rachel Treasure and her family (furry and otherwise), and feeling in return the place of love that this book was written from.