Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living

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Picador, 2005 - Australia - 256 pages
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It is 1934, the Great War is long over and the next is yet to come. It is a brief time of optimism and advancement. Billowing dust and information, the government "Better Farming Train" slides through the wheat fields and small towns of Australia, bringing city experts and advice to those already living on the land. Amongst the swaying cars full of cows, pigs and wheat, an unlikely seduction occurs between Robert Pettergree, a man with an unusual taste for soil, and Jean Finnegan, a talented young seamstress with a hunger for knowledge.

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User Review  - mbmackay - LibraryThing

This is a fine first novel. Gently told, using the "show, don't tell" technique, the book seems simple, but I'd deceptively deep. I wished, at the end, that there was more - the plot and the characters could easily continue to grow. Read Oct 2013. Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa-Jane Pouliot - Goodreads

Carrie Tiffany, this is one of my all-time favourite books and I have read it several times since attending its launch in Melbourne in 2005. It is difficult to pin down your writing style in a simple ... Read full review

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