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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Lady Bird and the Fox
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No conviction, no reward.

'It's 1868 and the gold rush is spreading 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 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.

'What follows 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.'  (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Millthorpe, Blayney area, Blayney - Cowra - Grenfell area, Central West NSW, New South Wales,: Jazz Monkey Publications , 2018 .
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      Extent: 380p.
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      • Published 18th April 2018

      ISBN: 9781925579970

Works about this Work

Kim Kelly : Lady Bird and the Fox Jessica Stewart , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , April 2018;

'An Australian Pride and Prejudice? This love story spans race and class in colonial Australia.

'In Kim Kelly’s new novel, her seventh, a simple scaffold of romantic historical fiction allows for a more sophisticated commentary on race, privilege and the place of women.'  (Introduction)

Kim Kelly : Lady Bird and the Fox Jessica Stewart , 2018 single work essay
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , April 2018;

'An Australian Pride and Prejudice? This love story spans race and class in colonial Australia.

'In Kim Kelly’s new novel, her seventh, a simple scaffold of romantic historical fiction allows for a more sophisticated commentary on race, privilege and the place of women.'  (Introduction)

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