Equitainment Newsletter - 6 February 2013
6 Feb 2013
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Keeping with my usual "all things Aussie" yearly promotion, here is this year's updated Australiana catalogue. I should have had this catalogue out a few days ago, but better late than never. Of course if the power would stop getting turned off in the street all the time, that would be a big help too!There are some fantastic products in it this year ... some great new fiction for adults and children, as well as some wonderful Australiana DVDs.
You can either DOWNLOAD A PDF copy to save to your computer and forward it to your friends or you can read it DIRECT ON THE WEBSITE.
WEBSITE UPDATE:I'm currently doing my best to update my poor website and bring it up-to-date with all the fabulous new technology that's available. The trouble is, there is so much to choose from, I'm becoming totally overwhelmed by the prospect. Bear with me, though. It won't be long now and all will be working perfectly from your mobile devise, your shopping carts won't drop out (nearly driving you insane) and there will be tons of more features too. GREAT NEWS FOR ALL!
I've just found this article saying that JILLY COOPER is working on a new TV series based on Riders. Don't forget she is also currently working on a new book in the Rutshire Chronicles series, SIRES again starring Rupert Campbell-Black. I'm so excited ... that will be AMAZING."JILLY COOPER PREPARES FOR NEW FILMS TO GET PULSES RACING!
Jilly Cooper, the Riders author, is working on new adaptations of her books for a series of television movies.
“Bonkbuster” television is coming your way, whether you like it or not. Jilly Cooper tells Mandrake that a number of her books about the fast-living equestrian set of “Rutshire” are to be adapted into a series of new films for television.
“We hope to do three movies a year for four years,” the doyenne of romantic fiction tells me at Smith’s Lawn, Windsor, with Tim Buxton, the producer of the planned series, standing beside her.
“What we want is something on par with Dallas and Dynasty with delicious characters,” says the 74 year-old, who is currently in the early stages of writing her next novel, Sires, the latest in the Rutshire series.
Cooper tells me that she hasn’t been altogether happy with the attempts to put her work on film before — Riders was made into a television film in 1993 and, more recently, Octavia, which was not part of the Rutshire Chronicles, was filmed in 2009 with Tamsin Eggerton – but that she feels more optimistic this time. “Some of my books have been adapted before but not that well. Tim is so clever and he is going to do them properly,” she says.
The big question is who will play arch-cad Rupert Campbell Black, who was rumoured to have been based to some extent on Cooper’s pal, Brig Parker Bowles. He doesn’t, alas, fancy the idea of playing the role himself. “I’m a bit old now,” the Brigadier, 71, tells me. " The Telegraph (UK)
RIDERS - Based in the world of professional show jumping
POLO - The glitz and glamour or international polo
JUMP - Jump racing and it's dramas at it's best.
BACK TO THE PILLIGIA is Tony Parsons first novel since SILVER IN THE SUN in 2008, and I know all his legions of fans will be thrilled to death."It was always expected that Lachie Sinclair and his brothers would one day take over the family property, Kamilaroi. But when tragedy strikes, Lachlan blames his father and angrily renounces any future for him at Kamilaroi.
Moving to the city, Lachie joins the police force and quickly rises through the ranks. But after being injured in a gunfight he decides to go out on his own as a private investigator."
THE CALL OF THE HIGH COUNTRY
RETURN TO THE HIGH COUNTRY
VALLEY OF WHITE GOLD
SILVER IN THE SUN
BACK TO THE PILLIGA
I just love anything that in period costume ... and if it's also Australian, even better! Based on Margaret Paice's Depression-era trilogy, COLOUR IN THE CREEK is a ten part historical drama, capturing the highs and lows of life on the land and the excitement of the Australian goldfieldsThe world is at an economic low as The Great Depression brings poverty, hardship and widespread unemployment to the nation. Driven by desperation and hope for a better life, the Fletcher family pack their worldly belongings into the back of a Model T Ford and head to the outback in search of work, food and shelter.
When 12 year-old son Alec and his friend discover a nugget of gold in a nearby stream it is destined to change the family's fortune forever.
COLOUR IN THE CREEK - 2 DISK SET DVD
This book was first published in 1998 and has recently been re-published. You might remember UNDER SOUTHERN SKIES, a book that I couldn't keep on the shelves when it was first released. I'm sure you are going to really enjoy this latest release too."Joanna Kingsford is passionate about horses. The scent of leather, sweat and hay, the clatter of hooves – this is the world she shares with her father, the champion trainer Charlie Kingsford.
But a tragic accident changes everything and Nina sees to it that Jo is kept away from the horses that she loves. Heartbroken, Jo is determined to prove she has what it takes to succeed as a champion trainer. In England, amid the winter frosts and the northern skies, her career blossoms and she soon finds love."
RIDE WITH THE WIND
UNDER SOUTHERN SKIES
Isn't it brilliant that Dusty is finally back on DVD! Based on the book by Frank Dalby Davison, this is the original story of another legendary Aussie 'Red Dog'.Station hand Tom Lincoln buys himself a young pup believing it to be a Kelpie, little knowing that it was really half Dingo. Although he trains him to become a formidable working dog, his natural hunting instincts win out in the end and he starts troubling sheep. Ohhhh dear ....
I am madly working away at the moment to get all the dog products well and truly well-stocked. The next catalogue I put out will be a doggy DVD one, so stay tuned for the not too distant future.