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Foal's Bread

G’Day Mob,

At Rocky Springs in November you can be sure of one constant – the jacarandas. Not to matter that the paddocks may be full of laughing, bucking cows in a good season, or lonely and thirsty as they are now, the ring of jacarandas around our house will always burst into glorious colour come November. 358 more words

Random Ramble

Gillian Mears' Foal's Bread

Reasons I love Foal’s Bread: the descriptions. I felt like I was there, I could picture the country of my childhood, see the showring, even though we never had high jump. 234 more words


Gillian Mears @ SWF

I hope you’ll forgive me a little indulgence, but I want to share something special. Today I had the rare privilege of seeing Gillian Mears in discussion with Bruce Pascoe at the Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF). 1,161 more words

Australian Authors

An interview of "profound beauty"

The phrase I’ve used for a title is from my friend and writing colleague, Marian Edmunds. She hasn’t read Gillian Mears’s prize winning novel, … 1,661 more words

Foal's Bread by Gillian Mears

I did not enjoy reading this book.

I remember seeing an interview where Mears said that she hoped Foal’s Bread would make people cry. It goes further than that. 418 more words


ART IMITATING LIFE: Gillian Mears' Foal’s Bread

At Flinders University in March this year, Gillian Mears shared a heart-wrenching personal account of the uncertainty she now faces as a writer. In a wheelchair, having developed multiple sclerosis at the tender age of 31, Mears revealed how her writing process hinges on her ability to walk. 517 more words


Foal’s Bread by Gillian Mears – a review

This is a new venture for me: a review of a novel.  Let me know if it interests you or helps you in deciding whether to read the book or not. 266 more words