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A Lie in the Tale

By John (Jack) Alexander - ISBN: 9781922851857

RRP: $32.95

A Lie in the Tale
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John Alexander was born in Warrigal Victoria, 1942. After his parents divorced when he was three, John lived with his mother, older sister and grandparents in the Melbourne suburb of Kew. John left school at fourteen years old as a messenger boy, but after moving to Queensland at eighteen, he worked his way up from jackeroo to head stockman to manager and then pastoral manager. He then started at Yarramalong Outdoor Recreation Centre at Lake Moogerah in Queensland. John brought horse safety and education to Australia and promoted tourism to South East Queensland. John is happily married to his loving wife, Helen, and has two children, Damon and Deborah.

A Lie in the Tale

By John (Jack) Alexander - ISBN: 9781922851857

RRP: $32.95

Having grown up surrounded by women, A Lie in the Tale tells of John “Jack” Alexander’s journey from boyhood to manhood during 1960s Western Queensland life.

This true, often humour-filled, adventure of a city boy striving to become a jackaroo will bring laughter, tears and everything in between.

Despite his inexperience in the country, Jack's determination sees him overcome the frustrations, ridicule and hardship of country life. The trials and tribulations reshape him. 

Join Jack, as he strives to have a reflection that truly matches who he desires to be on the inside…

“Quite the journey of manhood. Deeply moving and yet with moments of true comedy. Amazing debut work!” Harold, Indie Book reviewer


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