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Home Books A Farming Life: Tales of resilience from inspiring rural women

A Farming Life: Tales of resilience from inspiring rural women


By Liz Harfull

Bestselling author Liz Harfull shares fascinating true stories of rural Australian women, showcasing the passion, tenacity and resilience required to make a life on the land.

Making a living on the land in Australia can be tough at the best of times, but the last few years of seemingly endless droughts, floods and bushfires – not to mention a global pandemic – have made it even more difficult.

A Farming Life shares the uplifting stories of women from six rural families as their resilience is tested by personal loss, illness, fractured relationships, natural disasters and the challenges that come with working in a traditionally male-dominated world.

These women are all hands-on farmers – in fact, most are responsible for managing their own farms – and their defiance, tenacity and genuine humility shines through, as does their hope for the next generation of young women already lining up to follow in their footsteps.

Skilfully woven together by veteran storyteller Liz Harfull, these accounts are heartwarming and powerful examples of resilience in action, at a time when many of us are searching for inspiration.

ISBN: 9781760291112
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: 04 Jul 2023
Pages: 320
Format: Large Paperback


About the author:

Best-selling author Liz Harfull is passionate about telling the stories and unearthing the histories of the extraordinary everyday people who make up our communities, especially in rural and regional Australia. She has written two international prize-winning books about Australian home cooks and show cooking traditions — The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook and Tried, Tested and True — and two books capturing the life stories of rural women, including national bestseller Women of the Land, and City Girl, Country Girl, which was inspired by her mother. Her most recent book, The Women Who Changed Country Australia, celebrated the centenary of the Country Women's Association in New South Wales, where the iconic women's movement started. It was named Australian winner in the 2023 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, in a new category for books about women.