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1 Joy McKean : The Books that Changed Me Joy McKean , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 5 February 2012; (p. 8)
1 y separately published work icon I've Been There (and Back Again) Joy McKean , Sydney : Hachette Australia , 2011 Z1799977 2011 single work prose 'Joy McKean wrote many of her husband Slim Dusty s most well-loved songs, such as "Lights on the Hill" and "When the Rain Tumbles Down in July" . She is a natural writer and now she turns her talent to telling us the stories behind 25 of their most popular songs. Through the lyrics and stories she gives us an intimate insight into her life on the road with Slim. This couple were famous around Australia for their performances and for their love of the outback and its people. Slim and Joy were awarded a total of 37 Golden Guitars between them, and Joy is respected by other performers both in and out of the country music scene, such as Troy Cassar Daley and Paul Kelly.

'This beautiful, fully illustrated hardback will comprise of a selection of 25 lyrics, Joy's stories and reminisces about each song, photographs from the family collection and outstanding shots by acclaimed photographer John Elliott, who has been photographing Slim and Joy, their band and family for decades.' (From the publisher's website.)
1 2 y separately published work icon Another Day, Another Town Slim Dusty , Joy McKean , Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 1996 Z1074228 1996 single work autobiography
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