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A fine follow up to her first book
on 6 August 2012
Let's not beat about the bush - this book is about sex. Complaining about the gritty descriptions of sex is like saying there is too much sex in D H Lawrence - that's what the book is about. But it's also about nature and man's place in the animal kingdom. As in Carrie Tiffany's previous book the characters are real, if eccentric and the writing is sensitive although it may describe thoughts and actions which appear crude on the surface. The parallel descriptions of human and kookaburra family life are instructive and charming and the author shows a deep knowledge of both. Harry's relationship with his cows is also touching and demonstrates the gentleness of an otherwise clumsy man. His poetic descriptions of bird life may be a slightly false note, but perhaps the poetry is forced on him by having to write his descriptions in the short lines that one column of an old dairy ledger allows. A satisfying and believable ending adds to the enjoyment of this fine book.