Alice has created a masterpiece of client engagement and appreciation with her two new books as The Grower Series. I have been able to share these works of art with many folks in the USA and they have been taken back with the magnitude and detail provided from a camera lens. Australia has always been a place of allure and mystique for many American citizens, so these books really help illustrate the industry’s importance to a much wider audience than just within the Australian borders. Anything to create more valuable insight for farmers in Australia is a must to share. Our clients have being deeply moved by these gifts and this has strengthened the relationships we have with them in ways we have not seen before. This new series of books was certainly a compliment to The Drover and The Driver series that we first gave clients a year ago. They continue to demand these books so I believe The Grower Series takes the detail of Australian Agriculture to another level, which is very exciting!
This is an amazing body of work that is galvanising the agricultural industry to stand up, be proud and get on with the challenges of securing our future for generations to come. I am astounded how Alice has connected the microsom of farm life to the macro economics and food supply of our whole country, and in the process bridged the city/ country divide in ways that have not been done before. These books capture the nostalgia of agriculture and transport today as moment in time, but painted in the context of our future and what needs to be done. They give farmers a voice and inspire them to continue their great work. If you want to really to make an impact with your agribusiness clients, then give them a copy of these books. They will never forget it.
“We were lucky enough to have Al visit us last December to take pictures for her upcoming book, The Grower. We have now received our books, and they are stunning! So many beautiful photos from such a wide variety of Australian agriculture. A uniquely Australian book and keepsake – we have bought one each for our 2 daughters and one for my Dad for Christmas”
Andrew & Megan Mosely
I met Al over twelve months ago when she came to Summer Land Camel Farm looking to put an article together on camels to go in her new run of books. Al was extremely professional in how she put the photo’s together and collected the information about what we were doing. She had a massive task ahead to get all around Australia at this time to put the remainder of the information together for these latest books. What a job she has done, extremely self driven and a fantastic group of memories portrayed of the Australian outback, it’s people and suppliers. I did some work overseas some years ago and spent endless hours looking for books to use as gifts for various dignitaries that portrayed the real heart and soul of Australia, I wish these were around then. All the best to you Al and I watch on with great admiration of what you have achieved so far.
Paul Martin, Summer Land Camels
Just wanted to say a big thank you for our in store book signing last Saturday, we had a fantastic morning with sales and my customers loved meeting and chatting with you.
How nice to see a local guy bring his much loved copy of The Driver in to be signed by you and then purchase both your new books!
As we had great sales with both The Drover and The Driver books I figured The Grower books would have to be a hit, and with Fathers Day and Christmas coming these will sell well for the next few months.
The timing was perfect with drought relief fundraising currently in overdrive.
It was interesting that the sales were to guys purchasing for themselves, apart from magazines and lotto, guys don’t spend much in my store.
$99 sale in a newsagency is amazing, but when a customer purchases 2 or 3 of your books together you know price isn’t the only factor, they love the product so they buy it!
“Wow!! My copy of “The Grower” arrived today and the first thing I noticed even before I opened the box was the weight!!
The big, glossy photos and stories from all around rural Australia had me captivated.
Congratulations Al for producing such a comprehensive collection of stunning images and for shining a light on our hard-working farmers.
These books provides a wonderful insight into all aspects of Australian Agriculture and looks beautiful on the coffee table- Highly recommend”
I so much believe in your positive philosophy and agree with everything you say. You are so right.
We shall get behind the book and give it the exposure it deserves, particularly for Father’s Day. We already have them in three locations around the store.
If my staff can do a half decent display, we’ll send you a photo.
You know, after 33 years in the book trade and having worked for Dymocks, Angus & Robertson, Leading Edge Books and owning this Collins store for 21 years, I have a general rule that I never buy anything FIRM SALE because I just don’t need too. However, I’m so glad I made an exception in the case of your books. They have proven to be a great success with sales of The Drover now standing at 48 copies and The Driver at 32 copies. This is quite considerable! I think you are GOLD and your books are GEMS.
Congratulations on the success of your books.
The Grower – the Roots of Australia, and The Grower – The heartbeat of Australia.
I love Al’s passion for the agriculture, rural lifestyle and the untold stories of the farmer, which shines strongly in these 2 books,
These books are fantastic, every household should have a copy,
Who ever reads these books will admire Alice’s dedication to uncover so many aspects of Australian agriculture, which has taken her Australia wide, taking spectacular photographs to share with us.
It was great to meet you Alice when you came to our family farm, Thank you so much for sharing your travels around Australia with us all.
Never in the history of rural Australia has a documentation of grass roots agriculture been accomplished like it has in The Grower series. Not only does it depict a detailed and fascinating insight spanning several industries, it captivates your heart and soul, specifically by the thrill of consistent mind altering images and text. Never have I been more gripped, reading such accomplished books in my lifetime.