Life on the farm
The Girl and the Ghost-Grey Mare
by Rachael Treasure
Michael Joseph, $29.95 pb, 236 pp, 9781921518560
The latest work by bestselling Tasmanian novelist Rachael Treasure is a collection of short stories, written at various stages of her career. At the age of thirteen, Treasure began writing mock Mills & Boon stories with her friends. The influence, and the mocking tone, are still there in the square-jawed heroes with chocolate- (or coffee-) coloured eyes and dark curls, but the stories veer in unexpected directions.