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Spinner ebook

by Ron Elliott

About the Book

Twelve-year-old orphan David Donald lives with his grandfather on a farm outside the tiny town of Dungarin. David’s grandfather was once a talented off-spin bowler and one-time coach of the state team. He trains his grandson in the art of spin bowling. Then David, in the custody of his shyster uncle Michael, crosses the Nullarbor, to become the stuff of legend.

Praise for Spinner
‘… a sparkling novel with serious overtones and tantalising glimpses of real-life history.’ — Adelaide Advertiser

‘Even if you don’t like cricket and you’re not sure if this book will appeal to you – stick with me here. I don’t care for the game, yet this book has managed to find a cosy little spot in my heart.’ — Australian Women Online

‘… you don’t have to be a cricket fan to enjoy this delightful story about how an unsophisticated boy makes his mark in a world of men.’ — Launceston Examiner

‘This is a great yarn… ‘ — The Age

‘Delightful tale that mixes a little magic with some recognisable cricket characters and history.’ — Herald Sun

‘The perfect book for the summer. Howzat?’— The West Australian

‘So beautifully written is Spinner, it makes me feel as if I am reading a true story.’ — The Canning Examiner

‘This is a great book. I’ll be surprised if it doesn’t make it onto reading lists for Year 12 across the country.’ — ANZ Lit Lovers Blog

‘Ron Elliott’s writing about cricket is brilliant – detailed but clear, lively and interesting.’ — Reading Time

‘… all the ingredients to ensure it will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. Some of the twists in the story are heart-rending, while others provide thought-provoking moments.’ — The Senior

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Anzac weekend in Perth

On the 2015 Anzac Centenary long weekend, Fremantle Press will participate in a three-day community event with free family activities designed to promote an understanding of the Anzac legacy.

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