Knockabout Girl

by Pip Newling | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0732283264 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Sabavana of Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales Australia on 1/18/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by Sabavana from Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales Australia on Thursday, January 18, 2007
Sent from HarperCollins, for me to review by January 31st -- better get reading!

Journal Entry 2 by Sabavana from Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales Australia on Monday, January 22, 2007
Finished this book a couple of days ago, but have yet to find the energy to do the review for HarperCollins -- tomorrow, tomorrow...

Journal Entry 3 by Sabavana from Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales Australia on Sunday, January 28, 2007
My review for HarperCollins (I'm not good at 'official' reviews!):

I finished reading Knockabout Girl by Pip Newling in two days - something I have not done in a long time. Pip's memories are extremely readable, and with short chapters it was very easy to put down and pick up again (although I didn't have to do this very often!).
Knockabout Girl opened my eyes to a part of Australia that we very rarely hear about -- that of the outback community. I don't think the average city dweller realises the difference not only in lifestyle, but attitudes in the outback. Who knew that aboriginals were not served in the same section of the bar as whites? Or that whites were not 'allowed' to venture out at night for fear of being attacked by the aboriginals?
Pip's easy writing style makes you want to experience it all, the good and the bad. And she certainly does -- from being locked up in a police holding cell, to seeing her foals mauled by wild dogs, and back to the beautiful desert sunsets and quietness.
The only criticism I hold for this book is that some of the chapters are so short, and the subject changes so often, that at times the book seems like a collection of short memories rather than an chronological autobiography. However, that definately doesn't detract from the enjoyment of Knockabout Girl.

Edit: I've just discovered that my review got published!!! Read it here - I'm famous :-)

Journal Entry 4 by SweetPetunia at on Sunday, April 01, 2007

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