Journey Back to Australia’s Founding and Meet the Brave Men Who Tamed It in Clive Thomas' New Adventure Novel "Thursday's Child"

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The author drew on characters met during his childhood, and the campfire stories told by these last of a vanishing breed to create this powerful rendition of when Australia was born.

Clive Thomas's "Thursday's Child: Journeys Far and Wide in the Australian Outback"

“After I retired from being a ‘grazier,’ breeding sheep for wool and meat, my wife and I moved from an inland town in New South Wales, like Kangamite (the town in the book), to the seaside. When I’d completed my memoir, I found I’d conjured up many characters from my past who belonged to an extinct species; they weren’t going to rest until I’d told their tales,” says the author.

His saga of a world long gone comes alive in his powerful adventure novel "Thursday’s Child: Journeys Far and Wide in the Australian Outback". Meet foundling Peter Tobin, who lived in a vanished age, a time when the wide Australian outback was opening up to the force of railroads, steam power, visionary builders, and determined men who wanted to claim this vital continent.

In the remote outback of the late 19th century, Tobin makes his own way in the world, working his way up from drover to sheep shearer and horse breaker, to horse trainer during the South African War, and finally to a wealthy land owner. "Thursday’s Child" is the story of how the Australian Outback was won.

Thursday's Child: Journeys Far and Wide in the Australian Outback (ISBN: 978-1-62212-775-7) is now available for $25.95 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website: or at www(dot)amazon(dot)com or www(dot)barnesandnoble(dot)com.

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder(at)aeg-online-store(dot)com

About the Author: Clive Thomas, who worked the land for half a century, spent his childhood years amongst the last of these rich characters, the Australian Bushmen. He has woven their campfire yarns into the tumultuous life story of Peter Tobin, covering the last decades of the 19th century to the end of World War II. He’s already written the book’s sequel covering the years 1948 to the 1970s.

Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Co, LLC

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