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Weatherman Goes Bush

Graham Creed

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English
Allen & Unwin
03 October 2023

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- In his role as the weatherman on the ABC, Graham Creed was always cheerful and energetic and so it was a shame when he left. His next steps however were to pursue a life in the country, on a farm with his partner, Bridgit, and in this memoir he tells of the challenges and 'reality checks' that came with being a city-dweller coming to terms with what life on a farm can entail. Most telling is his relationship with the weather which is now far more pressing, as he sees first-hand the effects of extreme weather events. Creed brings a refreshing candour about himself and his goals for the future of his patch of Australian bushland. Craig

"The expectations of a tree change rarely meet the reality, but for TV weatherman Graham Creed, being immersed in the weather every day, rather than just reporting on it from a studio, was an eye-opening and transformative experience.

After leaving his television career in 2022, Graham became a full-time farmer - growing garlic, dabbling in native floristry and becoming known to locals as the 'honey man'. But even with his deep knowledge of weather and climate to inform his decisions, the realities of flash flooding, bushfires and drought presented unexpected challenges.

Meditative and wry, Weatherman Goes Bush is a candid memoir about rediscovering yourself within the untamed beauty of the natural world. Infused with fascinating weather wisdom and country-town anecdotes, each page is a charming breath of fresh air that will have you dreaming of your own escape to the country.

'Graham Creed shares the yarns that delivered him from weather forecasting to life on the land where he is growing his long-held passion for nature. There's plenty to take away from the dream he's now living.' - Costa Georgiadis

'With a sharp eye and a big heart, Graham Creed captures the joys and perils of a new life, surrounded by nature.' - Richard Glover

'A life adventure full of more than just cold fronts and warm fronts; a captivating ""escape from the city"".' - Simon Marnie"

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Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   339g
ISBN:   9781761068294
ISBN 10:   1761068296
Pages:   240
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Graham Creed joined the Bureau of Meteorology as a Weather Observer in 1986, with postings in Moree, Lord Howe Island and Wagga Wagga. He became a Weather Presenter with Austar in 2000, then joined ABC News in 2007, where he spent fourteen years. In 2022, he and his partner Bridgit relocated to their farm Eagles Reach, in Stroud near the Hunter Valley in NSW, where Graham is now a fulltime farmer.

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- In his role as the weatherman on the ABC, Graham Creed was always cheerful and energetic and so it was a shame when he left. His next steps however were to pursue a life in the country, on a farm with his partner, Bridgit, and in this memoir he tells of the challenges and 'reality checks' that came with being a city-dweller coming to terms with what life on a farm can entail. Most telling is his relationship with the weather which is now far more pressing, as he sees first-hand the effects of extreme weather events. Creed brings a refreshing candour about himself and his goals for the future of his patch of Australian bushland. Craig


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