On the Trail of the Silver Brumby

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Commemorating the centenary of Elyne Mitchell's birth, this is a beautiful, highly illustrated anthology of the best of Elyne Mitchell's writing about the Australian high country - the Silver Brumby heartland. Generations of Australians have fallen in love with the silver brumbies of Elyne Mitchell's classic children's stories. Now, for the centenary of Elyne's birth, comes this celebration in words and pictures of the brumby heartland: the glorious Australian Alps that were Elyne's inspiration and great passion. Featuring the best of Elyne Mitchell's non-fiction writing about her beloved high country, ON THE TRAIL OF THE SILVER BRUMBY is lavishly illustrated with archival images and glorious new photography of the Alps by her grandson, James Auchinleck, and others. From thrilling accounts of exploring these untamed places on foot, skis and horseback to tales of wild brumby chases and evenings spent yarning round the campfire, Elyne's words bring the mountains vividly to life. ON THE TRAIL OF THE SILVER BRUMBY allows readers to follow Elyne and her brumby heroes through their kingdom and discover for themselves a world of snowy alps, secret valleys, sparkling cascades and summer fields of wildflowers.