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The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton - Book Review

I didn’t realise how much I would enjoy The Shepherd's Hut by Tim Winton. I thought it might play out slowly but it was a surprisingly exciting read.

Teenager Jaxie Clackton has been dealt a tough hand in life and unexpected events see him venture into the Australian bush. He’s pretty rough around the edges but endears himself to the reader as his strength and depth of character are revealed.

There is a certain quality shared by good Australian fiction that brings the natural environment to life in a way that engages all of the senses. I place this alongside my other favourite Winton reads, Dirt Music and Breath.

P.S. It’s been a long time between book recommendations but I’m back! Thanks for staying with me all this time, I hope you’ll stick around. You can also find me on Instagram here and Facebook here.

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  1. Great to see you posting again Louise! I remember reading Tim Winton as a kid and loved his books, might have to give this one a go!

    1. Thanks Shaun! It has been a while but good to get back into it. Tim Winton is great, you should definitely read this!


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