Ever dreamed of prospecting for gold in the wilderness? Writer Max Anderson did just that in 2002 − and he's written a book about his adventures in Australia. 

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At the age of nine, Max Anderson dug holes in his parents' back garden hoping to find treasure. At 36, he dug another hole for himself: he quit his well-paid job with The Sunday Times in London to try his luck among the hard-bitten gold prospectors of the West Australian Goldfields.

Funny, honest and uplifting, DIGGER is an outback classic combining a modern adventure story with one of the greatest chapters in Australian history – the opening of the desert Goldfields.

When it was first published in the UK in 2005, DIGGER sold over 20,000 copies, with Reader’s Digest subsequently printing an abridged edition in four languages.

Now, Mining Family Matters is proud to launch this long-overdue, 344-page third edition, complete with a revised introduction and 16 pages of unseen photos.

The perfect gift for old diggers, new diggers and people who've never been near a mine site, DIGGER is a heart-warming journey that brings to light priceless characters and gleaming rewards.

Our price of $39.95 includes postage within Canada and the United States.

Reviews for DIGGER...

"As entertaining a book as I’ve read this year." - Sydney Morning Herald

"A classic adventure travel story with a final, almost incredible twist… Anderson is an excellent writer." - South China Morning Post

"Old-time prospectors know how to deal with this squeaky clean novice. But Anderson wins them over, as he wins over his readers, with his thoroughness, lack of pretension and an irrepressible enthusiasm." - Sunday Times, UK

"Anderson’s wit is tinder dry… his prose is elegant and crisp… a wonderful story" - Traveller

To read more of Max Anderson's work, including travel stories published in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Sunday Times, UK, visit www.maxanderson.com.au.