Author Event: Léonie Kelsall - The Homestead in the Eucalypts

Leonie Kelsall and her book The Homestead in the Eucalypts

Glenelg Libraries is thrilled to announce that Léonie Kelsall will visit the Casterton Library on Monday 15 July to coincide with the publication of her latest rural romance, The Homestead in the Eucalypts.

Léonie is the bestselling author of The Farm at Peppertree Crossing, The Wattle Seed Inn, The River Gum Cottage, The Willow Tree Wharf and The Blue Gum Camp.

When student doctor Taylor Lawrence's city life is turned upside down, she seeks sanctuary on her grandparents' farm in the South Australian countryside. During the lonely nights, she fantasises of a time long-gone; of Anna, who, rising at dawn to milk the cows and fetch water from the well, is caught in a bushfire that threatens to leave her reputation as blackened as the surrounding bushland. And of Anna's rescuer, fellow settler, Luke Hartmann.

Raised initially in a tiny, no-horse town on South Australia's Fleurieu coast, then in the slightly more populated wheat and sheep farming land at Pallamana, Léonie is a country girl through and through. Growing up without a television, she developed a love of reading before she reached primary school, swiftly followed by a desire to write. Pity the poor teachers who received chapters of creative writing instead of a single page!

FREE event, with light lunch provided.
Bookings preferred. Phone 5522 2265 or message us on Facebook or Instagram.


  • Monday, 15 July 2024 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


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