The Book Depository Kidman the Forgotten King by Jill Bowen

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Description: Kidman the Forgotten King : Paperback : Harper Collins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd : 9780732286101 : 0732286107 : 11 Jul 2017 : As a barely literate yough of 13, Kidman ran away from home and worked as an odd-job boy in a grog shanty in outback Australia. He went on to become the greatest pastoral landholder in modern history. During his lifetime he acquired a legendary reputation both at home and abroad. This is the story of his life. The Book Depository Kidman the Forgotten King by Jill Bowen - shop the best deal online on thebookbug.co.uk

 

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Author: Wilma Marshall

Rating: 5

Review: I always try to read a book about Australia when I'm there, but this is the second time of reading this one. This is a fascinating account of the life of a fascinating Australian. Well written, the author does not presume to judge, simply lays the facts before the reader. It's extraordinary that one man should have become the largest pastoral landowner in the world. His benevolence too is to be admired - starting the Belgian Fund in World War 1. So much I didn't know about in this book, but the insight into early settlers life in Australia is memorable.

 

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Rating: 2

Review: I tried to read this all the way through as the subject is so interesting but there's simply too much tiny detail added in to make it a good read. Granted it's biography to tell this great man's life but the minutiae makes it long winded and in the end I'm afraid I just stopped coming back to it.

 

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