Clancy of the Overflow

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Important Themes, Delicious Entertainment: Read an Extract From Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French

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23 October 2019

Important Themes, Delicious Entertainment: Read an Extract From Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French

    She Gives Women a Voice: Read a Review of Clancy of the Overflow by Jackie French

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      Clancy of the Overflow
      Author
      Jackie French
      Genre
      Australian Fiction
      Released
      21 October, 2019

      Synopsis

      From Australia's best-loved storyteller comes the final book in the bestselling Matilda SagaThis is a love song to our nation, told in a single sweeping storyJed Kelly has finally persuaded her great aunt Nancy to tell the story of her grandparents. The tale that unfolds is one of Australia's greatest romances - that of Clancy of the Overflow, who gave up everything for Rose, the woman he adored, and yet still gained all he'd lost and more.But Nancy's story is not the history that Jed expects. More tales lurk behind the folklore that surrounds Clancy - the stories of the women hidden in Australia's long history, who forged a nation and whose voices need to be heard.It is also a story of many kinds of love. Clancy's growing passion for the bush, immortalised in Paterson's poem, which speaks to him in the ripple of the river and the song of the stars, and Nancy's need to pass on her deep understanding of her country.But perhaps the most moving love story of all is the one that never happened, between Matilda O'Halloran and Clancy of the Overflow. And as Jed brings all of these stories to life in her book, Matilda and Clancy will once again waltz beside the river and the forgotten will be given a new voice. 
      Jackie French
      About the author

      Jackie French

      Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator, the 2014–2015 Australian Children's Laureate and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children's literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia's most popular children's authors and writes across all genres — from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction for a variety of age groups. ‘Share a Story' was the primary philosophy behind Jackie's two-year term as Laureate.

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        1. Bec Brown says:

          I’ve been wanting to read this series for a while it’s been very popular at the school library I work at – I didn’t realise there was one more book coming out it’s been kept quiet! I’ll have to try and get this one