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Description - Wings Of The Kite-Hawk: A Journey Into The Heart Of Australia by Nicolas Rothwell

If the traveller's aim is to find wonders and treasures not before our eyes that others have overlooked, then this is truly a hidden classic. - PICO IYER

Wings of the Kite-Hawk is unlike any other book written about inland Australia. Bittersweet and entrancing, it is a set of linked journeys into the Australian landscape- its past and present, its people and its half-remembered secrets.

In each chapter, Nicolas Rothwell takes a precursor and follows him. His guides include famous explorers from the past - Leichhardt, Sturt, Strehlow and Giles - as well as artists, anthropologists, rodeo riders and even Hell's Angels. Vivid characters weave in and out of this story, inspiring conversations and travels that examine different states of mind and heart- live, loss, fear, friendship.

Winner of the Courier-Mail Book of the Year

With a new foreword by Pico Iyer and a new preface by the author.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781863954457
ISBN-10: 1863954457
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 155mm x 28mm)
Pages: 330
Imprint: Black Inc.
Publisher: Black Inc.
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2009
Country of Publication: Australia

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