By Annette Hughes
I've left my acquaintances, my occupation and my complete notion of self, for what? To stay a few half-baked hippy idyll? i'll be residing in shut proximity to the family members i have slightly obvious considering 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 was once I thinking?
As a literary agent, Annette Hughes lived a lifetime of release events, deal-making and never-ending manuscripts. It was once a role that looked as if it would persist with certainly 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 delivery, Queensland, and a farm within the Noosa hinterland together with her associate, Geoffrey. Now her lifestyles is digging the vegetable patch, staring at the seasons, tending the chooks and animating a category of disinclined drama scholars at an area institution. a few days she loses her voice. On others she might communicate to nobody or just spend an hour or communing with the cows or looking at horrified as Geoffrey fights off pythons within the bird residence. this can be an enticing, clean, opinionated, humorous and miraculous publication approximately relocating from your convenience quarter.
'To me Hughesy is the totally great large agent I drank with within the swishest bars within the maximum urban within the complete large international. yet that isn't Hughesy as you recognize her. you recognize her higher than I since you recognize her now because the fowl 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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