Lady Bird & The Fox
by Kim Kelly
Pub Date 18 Apr 2018
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From bestselling author of historical fiction, Kim Kelly, comes a rollicking Wild West ride – Australian-style.
It’s 1868 and the gold rush is sprawling across the wild west of New South Wales, bringing with it a new breed of colonial rogue – bushrangers. A world far removed from hardworking farm girl, Annie Bird, and her sleepy village on the outskirts of Sydney.
But when a cruel stroke of fortune sees Annie orphaned and outcast, she is forced to head for the goldfields in search of her grandfather, a legendary Wiradjuri tracker. Determined and dangerously naive, she sets off with little but a swag full of hope – and is promptly robbed of it on the road.
Her cries for help attract another sort of rogue: Jem Fox, the waster son of a wealthy silversmith, who’s already in trouble with the law – up to his neatly trimmed eyebrows in gambling debts. And now he does something much worse. He ‘borrows’ a horse and rides after the thieves, throwing Annie over the saddle as he goes.
Told with Kim Kelly’s inimitable warmth and wit, Lady Bird & The Fox is a breakneck gallop through the Australian bush, a tale of mistaken identity and blind bigotry, of two headstrong opposites tossed together by fate, their lives entwined by a quest to get back home – and the irresistible forces of love.
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Also available as an Ebook (ISBN: 9781925579963).
‘It’s a story that will stay with me forever.’ – Wendy James, bestselling author of The Golden Child
‘I read it in one sitting, loved every single word.’ – Kelly Rimmer, USA Today and internationally bestselling author of Before I Let You Go
‘Sophisticated commentary on race, privilege and the place of women.’ – Newtown Review of Books
‘Kelly is a masterful creator of character and voice.’ – Julian Leatherdale, bestselling author of The Opal Dragonfly
‘Lady Bird & The Fox is brilliant.’ – Theresa Smith Writes
‘I loved every moment!’ – Mrs B’s Book Reviews
‘Lady Bird & The Fox is one of the most beautiful stories I've read in a long time.’ – Suze Lavender, With Love for Books, UK/Europe.
‘I devoured each word with relish’ – Hot Sauce Reviews, US