By Annette Hughes
I've left my acquaintances, my occupation and my entire inspiration of self, for what? To reside a few half-baked hippy idyll? i'll be residing in shut proximity to the family members i have slightly visible for the reason that leaving domestic a few thirty years in the past, let alone dwelling with Geoffrey's kinfolk 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 never-ending manuscripts. It used to be a task that looked as if it would stick to evidently from her paintings with painters, sculptors, actors and musicians. yet then she gave all of it up and headed again to the kingdom of her start, Queensland, and a farm within the Noosa hinterland along with her companion, Geoffrey. Now her lifestyles is digging the vegetable patch, observing the seasons, tending the chooks and animating a category of disinclined drama scholars at a neighborhood college. a few days she loses her voice. On others she may well converse to nobody or just spend an hour or communing with the cows or gazing horrified as Geoffrey fights off pythons within the poultry apartment. this is often an enticing, clean, opinionated, humorous and miraculous publication approximately relocating from your convenience sector.
'To me Hughesy is the totally wonderful large agent I drank with within the swishest bars within the maximum urban within the entire large international. yet that isn't Hughesy as you recognize her. you recognize her larger than I since you comprehend her now because the chook girl 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