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Sultana's Dream
April 2012


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An avid bird fan for most of her life, author Liz Davies hit the jackpot when she and husband Stephen moved from suburban Ohio to the rural outskirts of Melbourne, Australia. Their adventure begins with sad goodbyes to their Ohio avian flock. But sadness is quickly replaced with the joy of living in a place where colourful native parrots and other wild birds are regular visitors.

Kookaburras, cockatoos, magpies and more! They're all here - many of them amazingly unafraid of the human residents of their forest home.

Life in the rainforest is sometimes frustrating, often hilarious and occasionally more than a little dangerous, but the natural beauty of the place pulls at the heart. Despite enormous spiders, wildlife devouring her flower garden and the very real threat of bushfire, author Davies remains, making her home among the giant gum trees of southeastern Australia.

Altogether an engaging memoir that looks at the Dandenong Ranges through the eyes of someone new to Australia, Australians and Australian wildlife.

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