Only Killers and Thieves

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Pushkin Press, Limited, May 23, 2018 - Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of - 416 pages
It is 1885, and a crippling drought threatens to ruin the McBride family. Their land is parched, their cattle starving. When the rain finally comes, it is a miracle that renews their hope for survival. But returning home from an afternoon swimming at a remote waterhole filled by the downpour, fourteen-year-old Tommy and sixteen-year-old Billy meet with a shocking tragedy.

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User Review  - lauralkeet - LibraryThing

Tommy and Billy McBride have grown up on an Australian cattle farm. In 1885, the farm was threatened by severe drought and the ensuing economic hardship. Their father refused help from his former ... Read full review

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

Only Killers and Thieves by Paul Howarth is an epic story about the Australian frontier in 1880s. It tells the story of the MacBride family, scratching a living out of raising cattle in the Outback ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Paul Howarth was born and grew up in the UK before moving to Melbourne in his late 20s. He
lived in Australia for over 6 years and gained dual citizenship in 2012, and now lives in Norwich
with his family. He graduated from the UEA Creative Writing MA in 2015 and was awarded the
Malcolm Bradbury Scholarship.

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