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Another yarn in the John Stanton series of novels. Twelve year old Anna and eight year old Dylan have a dream, to own a horse that wins the Australian Melbourne Cup. Playing with matches can often lead to fire, the equine underworld turns on the newcomers. Journalist Jodi Stanton encourages her husband to intervene. More
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About Brian Cain

Brian Cain was born in the South London UK in 1953, one of six boys to a military family and migrated to Australia in 1969 at the age of 15. His forty years in the mining industry began as a kitchen hand in a remote Australian mine in 1970. He worked his way up on plant and heavy equipment to supervisor, superintendant and management roles. He has travelled in Australia touching places few get to see. He plays drums, guitar and is an accomplished blues harmonica player. He is also a vocalist and songwriter, recording and releasing his own songs. He is a husband, father, grandfather and lives on the coast of the Fleurieu on Peninsula in South Australia. He also writes and publishes novels on a variety of topics drawing from his colourful life.

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Stories of a champion race horse.

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Review by: Penny Cavendish on July 3, 2014 : (no rating)
Being a race horse owner I stumbled on this when researching the Melbourne Cup in Australia. This gentleman has been around, I thoroughly enjoyed it and now quite a fan of the author.
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Review by: Nickel Mann on June 3, 2014 :
This is his best book. Vigilante was decent, In the name of the Mother was confusing and not to his usual standard.

Flaxmead was the best written and most entertaining book he has written so far
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Review by: Julie Harris on June 13, 2013 :
My favourite book by Brian Cain, written way before Black Caviar was born, somewhere out there is a horse like Flaxmead, and it signifies the spirit in which a race horse can bring a nation together. Again I am given a lesson on Australian history by this author, 'Jorrocks' an Australian racehorse from 1846, He had sixty five recorded wins, including six walkovers, and twenty-two seconds from at least 95 starts, didn't start racing until he was eight years old, I had never heard of him till reading this and some research to check finding it to be true. An interesting twist in how the book is written leaving the gate open to suggest this may happen and their just could be a Flaxmead out there somewhere. Wilson Hornswaddle, Bartholomew Fothrington, and the Barking and Romford Toad, unreal. The Greedy Piggy Creek Coal Mine, hilarious, signs designed by lawyers to discourage Kangaroos from entering the mine lease, they didn't work. Stanton and his wife Jodi, 'yes love', my husband says that to me all the time since he read this, we laugh about it, you just cant forget giant Flaxmead, his blessed children owners Anna and Dylan, and his pint size jockey Lindy Cumberland. Predictably a heart-warming read with some strong messages.
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