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Patrick White


Patrick White wanted to be a writer when no one thought he should! This remarkable man, remembered for his poetic descriptions of the Australian landscape and people in his many novels and plays, is the only Australian Nobel Prize for Literature winner. Learn all about one of Australia’s greatest novelists in this fully illustrated biography.

Toni Brisland (nee Antonette Diorio) was born in Wollongong, NSW and currently lives in Sydney. Toni loves to read and believes it’s a natural progression from reading to writing. During her career as a teacher, HR manager and corporate lawyer, Toni’s hobby was to write fiction and poetry. After winning a number of awards for unpublished authors, her first print book for children was published in 2010. Her poetry for adults has appeared in Anthologies since 2012. Her website is 

Illustrator - Anastasia Popp lives in Moscow and likes watercolours, coffee and cats. As a child she loved drawing so her parents sent her to a children’s art school. Five years later she graduated and since then hasnt stopped creating!

* Fantastic fully illustrated account of this real-life legend. * Useful for classroom projects. Has lots of accessible information and additional timelines and fact sheets at the end of the book. * Focuses not just on biographical detail but also on the political, social, and historical events surrounding Whites life.

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