On a property in western New South Wales a man named Holland lives with his daughter Ellen. Over the years, as she grows into a beautiful young woman, he plants hundreds of different gum trees on his land. When Ellen is nineteen her father announces his decision: she will marry the man who can name all his species of eucalyptus, down to the last tree . . .
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 08 / 2013
- 138 x 210mm
surprises and delights
Award winning author Murray Bail has long been one of Australia's most respected authors on the forefront of Australian literature . His novels are accessible and poignant with themes of Australian national identity and psychology. Eucalyptus is one of his most well know titles, a meandering love story that begins with the fairy tale beginning Once upon a time. It tells the tale of a girl Ellen known far and wide for her beauty and her eccentric, overprotective father who has promised his daughter to whom ever can name every eucalyptus species on his property. Then a mysterious storyteller appears who will change Ellen's life forever. A heart achingly beautiful book that surprises and delights. As reviewed by 08sv