Reginald Ottley was born in London in 1908. At fourteen he spent a year at sea, travelling the world. His final destination was Australia, where he worked on a vast cattle-station for nine years. He travelled to Fiji and managed a cattle-station for five years, then worked in similar managerial positions in Australia, the Solomon Islands and in French New Caledonia. He also lived on the Isle of Wight, where he concentrated on his writing. Reginald Ottley died in 1985.
Reginald Ottley’s novels for children have been published internationally. His much loved prize-winning Yamboorah trilogy drew on his own early experiences of Australian cattle farming.
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Outside, he sniffed the smells that hung in the quiet stillness - the bitter-sweet peppercorns and the tangy saltbush ... Even the dust had a scent of far-off places, as if it had drifted miles. It m ...