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The Fields of Hope Grant McDuling

The Fields of Hope

Grant McDuling

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ISBN : 9780738832661
Paperback
148 pages
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This is the story of an Irish migrant family and their struggle to buy their own stud farm in Australia towards the end of the 19th Century.Kieran OReilly, the 14 year old son of a horse breeder and trainer, is delighted when his father, Dermot,MoreThis is the story of an Irish migrant family and their struggle to buy their own stud farm in Australia towards the end of the 19th Century.Kieran OReilly, the 14 year old son of a horse breeder and trainer, is delighted when his father, Dermot, secures a deal to rent a run-down stud farm on the Darling Downs from Old Man Purcell, a wealthy and unscrupulous Englishman who is shedding his farms to buy into a local brewery.The rent is high and much needs to be done on the farm. And to make matters worse, Purcell has laid down stringent conditions to the deal, the most crucial of which is a payment deadline.Time is running out. What the OReillys need is a winner.Follow Kierans exploits and why he lands up fighting in a war far away from home. Find out too how his fortunes change as he strives to do what he has to.