By Annette Hughes
I've left my associates, my profession and my complete concept of self, for what? To reside a few half-baked hippy idyll? i will be residing in shut proximity to the kinfolk i have slightly noticeable due to the fact that leaving domestic a few thirty years in the past, let alone dwelling with Geoffrey's relations at very shut quarters. What used to be I thinking?
As a literary agent, Annette Hughes lived a lifetime of release events, deal-making and never-ending manuscripts. It was once a task that appeared to stick to obviously from her paintings with painters, sculptors, actors and musicians. yet then she gave all of it up and headed again to the country of her delivery, Queensland, and a farm within the Noosa hinterland along with her companion, Geoffrey. Now her lifestyles is digging the vegetable patch, gazing the seasons, tending the chooks and animating a category of disinclined drama scholars at an area institution. a few days she loses her voice. On others she may possibly communicate to nobody or just spend an hour or communing with the cows or observing horrified as Geoffrey fights off pythons within the bird condominium. this is often an attractive, clean, opinionated, humorous and impressive e-book approximately relocating from your convenience sector.
'To me Hughesy is the totally fantastic tremendous agent I drank with within the swishest bars within the maximum urban within the complete vast international. yet that isn't Hughesy as you recognize her. you recognize her larger than I since you understand her now because the bird girl of the northern coast.' John Birmingham
'An soaking up learn ... the subject material and the writing are both charming.' Australian Bookseller and Publisher
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