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Publisher Description

The powerful true story of how one woman turned outback dust into a diamond empire.

Within minutes of landing in Kununurra, Frauke Bolten had made up her mind to get on a plane back home to Germany. It was 1981 and the dusty frontier town was no place for a woman. However, Frauke stayed, determined to help her husband carve out a new life farming. Tragedy struck just three years later when Friedrich took his own life and she was left to raise their family alone.

Twenty-six years after she sold her first necklace off the back porch, Kimberley Fine Diamonds in Kununurra is now home to one of the world’s largest collections of Argyle pink diamonds, with a client list that includes Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. Frauke is credited for not only pioneering an industry, but for putting the tiny outback town and its precious diamonds on the map.

A Diamond in the Dust is a tale of love and loss, hardship and heartache, but ultimately the inspiring story of how a young girl from Germany overcame tragedy to pioneer a diamond empire in one of the most unforgiving terrains on earth.

Biographies & Memoirs
23 October
Simon & Schuster Australia
Simon and Schuster Australia Pty Ltd.

Customer Reviews

Karly_Katz ,

A wonderful read

It was hard to put this book down. I laughed, I cried. I was drawn to Frauke’s story from the first page and was riveted the whole way through. A tale of unbelievable courage and tenacity by this amazing woman who has lead the most extraordinary life, and then shared those experiences with us in this beautiful book. Thank you.

am-mee Kat ,

A diamond in the dust

So honest .. absolutely loved it 👍🏻

desertendurance ,

A Diamond in the Dust

A wonderful book.

I regularly cried and laughed!

I highly recommend it.