By Annette Hughes
I've left my pals, my profession and my complete concept of self, for what? To stay a few half-baked hippy idyll? i will be dwelling in shut proximity to the kin i have slightly visible due to the fact that leaving domestic a few thirty years in the past, let alone dwelling with Geoffrey's family members at very shut quarters. What used to be I thinking?
As a literary agent, Annette Hughes lived a lifetime of release events, deal-making and unending manuscripts. It used to be a role that appeared to stick with certainly from her paintings with painters, sculptors, actors and musicians. yet then she gave all of it up and headed again to the nation of her start, Queensland, and a farm within the Noosa hinterland together with her companion, Geoffrey. Now her existence is digging the vegetable patch, staring at the seasons, tending the chooks and animating a category of disinclined drama scholars at a neighborhood university. a few days she loses her voice. On others she could communicate to nobody or just spend an hour or communing with the cows or gazing horrified as Geoffrey fights off pythons within the bird residence. this is often an enticing, clean, opinionated, humorous and miraculous booklet approximately relocating from your convenience quarter.
'To me Hughesy is the completely wonderful tremendous agent I drank with within the swishest bars within the maximum urban within the entire vast global. yet that's not Hughesy as you recognize her. you recognize her larger than I since you understand her now because the fowl woman of the northern coast.' John Birmingham
'An soaking up learn ... the subject material and the writing are both charming.' Australian Bookseller and Publisher
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Art Life Chooks: Learning to leave the city and love the country by Annette Hughes