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The Blue Plateau:
A landscape memoir

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The Blue Plateau is a lyrical natural history of the Blue Mountains, and a memoir of one man's attempt to belong there.

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Overview

'I came to the plateau in the winter of ninety-eight. A place a thousand metres in the air ... a world of sandstone and eucalypt and unregenerate weather, a place just fallen from the sky ...'

The Blue Plateau is a lyrical natural history of the Blue Mountains, and a memoir of one man's attempt to belong there. An inspired meditation on the contours of the land and its people, of time and place and family, the rhythms of nature and the rhythms of friendship, it is a book of many belongings.

Here you will meet the plateau's first people; you will meet Les and Henryk and Jim; you will walk the Kedumba and the Kanimbla in drought and fire and flood.

Evocative and deeply moving, The Blue Plateau is a poet's story of an astonishing place and a loving portrait of home.

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Mark Tredinnick, author of The Blue Plateau: A Landscape Memoir
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Mark Tredinnick

Mark Tredinnick wrote the best-selling writing guides The Little Red Writing Book (2006) and The Little Green Grammar Book (2008). His other books include A Place on Earth (2003) and The Land’s Wild Music (2005). His awards include the Newcastle Poetry Prize, the Blake Poetry Prize and the Calibre Essay Prize. His work has appeared in Australian Book Review, Best Australian Essays, Island, Southerly, The Australian, The Bulletin, The Sydney Morning Herald, and other newspapers, journals and anthologies in Australia, the UK and the US.