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  • Hardcover
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  • Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living
  • Carrie Tiffany
  • English
  • 13 November 2018
  • 9780743286374

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Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living free read · 106 Bringing advice to the people living on the land The train is staffed by irresistibly eccentric agricultural and domestic experts from Sister Crock the prim head of women's subjects to Mr Ohno the Japanese chicken specialist to Robert Pettergree a scientist with an unusual taste for soil Amid the swaying cars full of cows pigs and wheat a strange and swift seduction occurs between Robert and Jean In an atmosphere of heady scientific. From Publishers Weekly The dusty farms of 1930s Australia are the backdrop for this rich and knowing debut novel about science love and the limits of progress The Better Farming Train commissioned by the Agricultural Department of the Province of Victoria travels throughout the country educating agricultural communities Behind fourteen cars of stock and science and produce is the women s car home to Sister Crock stern infant welfare teacher Mary Maloney cooking lecturer and Jean Cunningham the curious headstrong narrator and sewing instructor Jean avoids the men in the sitting car where everyone gathers during long train rides About love she says I am not looking for it Nonetheless love finds her in the form of Robert Pettergree who has the unusual ability to identify the origin of any handful of soil by its taste Robert s belief in scientific progress exhibited in his eight maxims the Rules for Scientific Living is unshakable Determined to prove his theories Robert buys a farm for Jean and himself in the vast impoverished wheat district called the Mallee Despite drought mice economic depression and war Jean and Robert struggle to fulfill the promises of science and love This is a slow paced rather sad story and I didn t warm to the characters very much In spite of that I actually liked the book a lot and read it in just over a day It s well written and the author successfully evokes another time and place I felt I was in Australia in the thirties feeling Jean s disappointment each time the wheat crop was poor and the test loaves didn t turn out well Maybe I could relate to it because I have a science background and I m also from a major wheat growing area of the world I ve often heard stories of crop failure on the Canadian prairies during the depression The Better Farming Train travelling to the isolated farming communities seemed like the kind of thing the Canadian government might have undertaken too I loved the black and white photos which added to the realism of the story I Medici. Una famiglia al potere (eNewton Saggistica) unusual taste for soil Amid the swaying cars full of cows pigs and wheat a strange and swift seduction occurs between Robert and Jean In an atmosphere of heady scientific. From Publishers Weekly The dusty farms of 1930s Australia are the backdrop for this rich and knowing debut novel about science love and the limits of progress The Better Farming Train commissioned by the Agricultural Department of the Province of Victoria travels throughout the country educating agricultural communities Behind fourteen cars of stock and science and produce is the women s car home to Sister Crock stern infant welfare teacher Mary Maloney cooking lecturer and Jean Cunningham the curious headstrong narrator and sewing instructor Jean avoids the men in the sitting car where everyone gathers during long train rides About love she says I am not looking for it Nonetheless love finds her in the form of Robert Pettergree who has the Delinuents and Debutantes Twentieth Century American Girls' Cultures unusual ability to identify the origin of any handful of soil by its taste Robert s belief in scientific progress exhibited in his eight maxims the Rules for Scientific Living is Russia 1904 1924 The Revolutionary Years A History in Documentary Photographs unshakable Determined to prove his theories Robert buys a farm for Jean and himself in the vast impoverished wheat district called the Mallee Despite drought mice economic depression and war Jean and Robert struggle to fulfill the promises of science and love This is a slow paced rather sad story and I didn t warm to the characters very much In spite of that I actually liked the book a lot and read it in just over a day It s well written and the author successfully evokes another time and place I felt I was in Australia in the thirties feeling Jean s disappointment each time the wheat crop was poor and the test loaves didn t turn out well Maybe I could relate to it because I have a science background and I m also from a major wheat growing area of the world I ve often heard stories of crop failure on the Canadian prairies during the depression The Better Farming Train travelling to the isolated farming communities seemed like the kind of thing the Canadian government might have Walking San Francisco: 30 Savvy Tours Exploring Steep Streets, Grand Hotels, Dive Bars, and Waterfront Parks undertaken too I loved the black and white photos which added to the realism of the story

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Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living free read · 106 Idealism they settle in the impoverished Mallee farmland with the ambition of transforming the land through science In luminous prose Tiffany writes about the challenges of farming the character of small towns the stark and terrifying beauty of the Australian landscape and the fragile relationships among man science and nature Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living is a passionate and heartbreaking novel from an astonishing new writer. Carrie Tiffany s debut novel Everyman s Rules for Scientific Living made a stunning start winning the WA Premier s Award for fiction and being shortlisted for the 2006 Orange Prize the Guardian First Book Award and the Miles Franklin Literary Award I didn t read it when it was released though heard glowing reports of it But I was busy with my studies and I admit am sceptical about award winning novels as I ve often found them disappointing I also found the title offputting as my first husband had rules for scientific living which I found increasingly hard to live with and our marriage ended disastrously with his abduction of our three children I learned that rationalism and a worship of science don t necessarily make room for love compassion and consideration of othersCircumstances brought me into direct contact with Tiffany s novel recently I started to read it a couple of days ago and finished it yesterday I rarely read a book so uickly It is a small book but it packs a lot in and has many levels of meaning I found that it stayed in my mind in between reading sessions which is always a sign that I am engaged by the characters and enter into the imaginary world they inhabit This is literary magic not scientificI can t think of another Australian novel to compare it with it is original in many ways I was reminded at times though of Patrick White s writing especially in The Tree of Man White s style is very different from the sparse dry lyricism of Rules which suits the harsh dry landscape the couple inhabit White s style is dense allusive and poetic and there are meta themes of mysticism throughout No such mysticism in Tiffany s novel which is set in the Mallee district of Victoria But there is pathos tragedy and a dark theme of the folly of men who seek to control and farm the land in rational artificial ways that rupture the synergy of soil and the microbial life that inhabits it and that ignore the tyranny of climate drought sandstorms mice plagues and I feel a strong empathy with this couple especially the narrator Jean who accepts the vision of Robert Pettergree of turning the soils of the Mallee into fertile productive wheat growing farmsIt will be a modern marriage in which Robert and I as free and independent units of production will implement the proven facts of scientific research Robert will grow his superior super phosphated wheats and once the wheat has been milled I will document his success by baking the annual test loaves in my experimental kitchenThe real basis of their union is a deep attraction expressed in heated sexual intercourse but this is not expressed in words Even feelings are suppressed Robert is locked into himself unable to express his feelings carrying deep wounds from childhood He eventually tells Jean about this She too was orphaned as a young child but seems in touch with herself loving The essence of their union is in the movements of intercourse We have slipped through the science to a place of pure and perfect motion Even this fails when times get hard the crops are poor and disappointing drought weeds mice rust and sand overtake their efforts to create a scientific paradise and Robert becomes increasingly frustrated by his failure to realise his vision and to provide for Jean She conceives after they have been together several years but the baby is born prematurelyThen the Second World War begins a recruiting train comes to town the same one they had met on when it was touring through the countryside bringing science to the man on the land Robert fakes his identity he is not eligible for recruitment as a farmer and Jean misses saying goodbye to himThere was no point in dragging him back to face the failure He d found some new ideas to deceive himself with and they didn t include me But I wanted to see him I wanted to hold him and smell his skin feel his stubble and the flushed heat of his face against my cheek I wanted to imprint him on me to make a last physical memory to draw upon in my grievingJean stays on She has become part of the Mallee despite all the heartbreak She will continue her work as a dressmaker and keep the farm going perhaps grow a different crop something that belongs here The morals of this story are not spelt out they are embodied in the choices made the mistakes the illusion of progress which is measured in terms of number of acres cleared in a day bushels of hay cut pints of milk produced acres of seed sown tons of firewood cut Behind this illusion are the shadows of Indigenous ways of managing the land but these are not embodied in the story Tiffany has chosen not to bring this dimension of knowledge in as counterpoint to science but it is present in its very absence One wonders if another novel of hers will bring it into the story explicitlyReading this book has been an absorbing and enriching experience for me and particularly enjoyable as it speaks to my own childhood and my family s life in outback New South Wales My father was not a leader a visionary like Robert Pettergree But he had a dream of raising sheep for fine wool which he shared with my mother Like Robert he failed through years of drought the Great Depression dust storms and drought Like Robert he escaped but not to war which was over by the time he left Like Jean my mother stayed on and kept the farm going for several years but was forced to leave when he returned and repossessed the farm so he could sell itThat story is told in my debut memoir This Place You Know see the Home pageThank you Karrie Tiffany for your wonderful recreation of an era in Australian farming and a rural district worked by battling small farmers following a model of agriculture that damages the land denying its nature and the climate Science has moved on since then but monoculture and irrigation are the new model that is as much out of touch with our land as were the Everyman s Rules

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Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living free read · 106 In this sensual witty and startlingly original first novel Jean Finnegan searches for her place in a tumultuous world wracked by the Great Depression and the beginning of World War II Carrie Tiffany captures the frailty and beauty of the human condition and vividly evokes the hope and disappointment of an era Billowing dust and information the government Better Farming Train slides through the wheat fields and small towns of Australia. It is a modest uiet book But it is also harsh and tragic Almost than any other author I ve read recently Carrie Tiffany has a way of getting right at the nub of an issue with her beautiful writing She draws you in making you feel as if you are trundling along on the train with Jean Robert Mary Mr Ohno the cows and chickens and then suddenly hits with something unexpected She uses phrases and sayings I haven t heard for so long and then there is an instant recognition of something I heard my Grandfather say a long time ago Plurry hell I had all but forgotten this then had to rush to the internet to find out what it meant An amazing revelation to me about the Vienna Boys Choir who were stranded in Australia at the outbreak of WWII Can this be true Why don t I know about it I m in awe of Tiffany s ability to transfuse her novel with so many interesting and somewhat obscure facts while maintaining such a streamlined plot I read it in ten minute snatches on the train or before sleeping and I suspect this is not the best way to appreciate this lyrical novel Highly recommended