Equitainment Newsletter - 30 March 2012
30 Mar 2012
In This Newsletter
There are so many fans of the Australian Outback fiction genre, with each new release title being so eagerly awaited. Two of my best-selling authors have just released new books, both of which are terrific reads.PURPLE ROADS by FLEUR MaCDONALD
When Anna and Matt finally buy their dream farm, their struggles aren't quite over. First it's patchy rain and poor crops, then Matt has an accident ... and even when the heavens finally open all might yet be lost.
Also by Fleur MacDonald;
01: RED DUST
02: BLUE SKIES
WATTLE CREEK by FIONA McCALLUM
Damien McAllister is a man on the brink. Spending long, hard days on a farm he has no affection for, and nights ignoring the criticisms of his mother, Damien can no longer remember what he’s living for. But in a small town like Wattle Creek, there are few people to turn to — and Damien learned long ago to keep his problems to himself.
Also by Fiona McCallum
02: NOWHERE ELSE
I'm really disappointed that two of my all-time favourite family movies have been discontinued on DVD. As soon as my current stock is gone, sadly I won't be able to get more so grab them now while you still can.
THE PRINCESS STALLION
Following the death of her mother Sara, a Californian teenager, is sent to live with her father in the Scottish Highlands.
After a riding accident she is befriended by a fascinating old hermit Fergus, who has spent his life living in the mountains and whose home is a haven for wounded animals.
INTO THE WEST
Two young boys set out on a jouney into adventure in this magical fantasy directed by Mike Newell (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire).
When old gypsy traveller Grandpa Ward relates the legend of Tir na Nog to his grandsons Ossie and Tito, little does he know the chain of events he sets in motion.
I have a little bit of an update on the Heartland TV series, but I'm afraid it isn't great news. I've found out what the delay is on the release of Season 4, but unfortunately I don't think it will be here for a while yet.Apparently the ABC purchased the distribution rights for Seasons 1, 2 and 3, but didn't take up the option for Season 4 onwards. That doesn't necessarily mean we won't get it at all ... we just have to wait until one of the other distributors picks it up or the ABC decide to extend their rights.
I have emailed the sales agents in the USA asking for an update of the situation, but I haven't yet received a reply. I will phone them next week to see if I can get any more information. It's amazing what constant nagging can do :-)
Let's hope it's not too much longer before we can get it, as we're all bursting a boiler to find out what happens next!
Along with the Outback based fiction, the true stories and biographies are also immensly popular. This latest title tells the story of one young mans life in the bush during the 1950's.People who truly live in the outback listen to it. What they hear, I do not know ... What the country says is beyond words.
In the early 1950s, Australia was riding on the sheeps back and no-one doubted the wisdom of making a life in the wool industry, certainly not sixteen-year-old Ian Parkes.
Having grown up with his grandfathers stories about the bush, he was eager to earn his way on sheep stations in the Australian outback. But he had no idea that the country would creep inside him and take root.
A YOUTH NOT WASTED by IAN PARKES