A historical drama set in the unforgiving landscape of the Australian outback during the 1950s, the story follows the life of Katherine, an English child migrant who is consigned to an austere life on an isolated property beyond Broken Hill. There is little love in Katherine's life until Aboriginal station hands offer their friendship, but love comes at a deadly price.
Part two brings listeners to the modern-day English Lake District before taking us back to Australia for the story's climax. Inspired by the true experiences of family and friends closest to the author, Black Bones, Red Earth is a story of hope, love, sacrifice and resilience.
Beautifully read by Australian actress, Sandy Gore, star of television, film and stage, this heart wrenching tale is the sometimes harrowing, yet ultimately uplifting story of a child's search for love, and a woman's test of faith. Katherine's journey is an emotional roller-coaster with a deeply satisfying ending.
Lee Richie was born in Liverpool, England, resided in Canada for ten years and is now living in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia. In addition to Black Bones, Red Earth, Lee is the author of YA novel, Alexander Bottom & the Dreamweaver's Daughter, writes for magazines and posts blogs on leerichie.com. Lee is currently working on two new adult novels and book two of the Alexander Bottom series.
Sandy Gore (born 28 June 1950) is an iconic Australian film, stage and television actress. She was nominated three times for the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actress, and has appeared in A Cry in the Dark alongside Meryl Streep, Lorenzo's Oil and the Epic film, Australia, and has a back catalogue of over thirty movie appearances. She has an extensive stage career in Australia with the Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company including playing Vivian in Wit (2000) and Maria in Uncle Vanya (2010), reprising the latter role in New York in 2012 playing alongside Cate Blanchet and Hugo Weaving among others. Her television career has been just as prolific. She appeared in the hit series Prisoner, as Kay White. She also starred as Mother Ambrose in the 1991 mini-series Brides of Christ and had numerous roles in TV series such as Grass Roots and Farscape. She played Heckla in the 1992 children's sci-fi series Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left. She also appeared as Anja in Paws and as a guest role in Rafferty's Rules. Black Bones, Red Earth is Sandy Gore's first audiobook narration.