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posted 01/02/2015

Jackie French ‘To Love A Sunburnt Country’

Renowned Author and Senior Australian Of The Year, Jackie French in conversation with Dr Margaux Dombkins on Arts Monday. Jackie discusses her book ‘To Love a Sunburnt Country’ – about what it means to truly love your country, when loving your country meant you had to fight for it – and for survival. The story follows the journey of Nancy, the granddaughter of the infamous Clancy of the Overflow as she fights to keep her family together when Australia was at war from 1941-1946. This novel about ultimate survival and the deepest kinds of love is based on true events and little-known people.

Jackie whose writing career spans 25 years has received over 60 awards in Australia and overseas. Jackie’s  Diary of a Wombat with Bruce Whatley is one of Australia’s best-loved picture books. Jackie is the Australian National Children’s Laureate for 2014/2015 and was the NSW finalist for Senior Australian of the Year.

jackie_portraitTo Love a Sunburnt Country is Published by HarperCollins  Harpercollins.com.au

More Info: jackiefrench.com.au

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