Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

A Christmas Story


Twenty years ago, almost to this very day, I travelled with Django Zazou to northern France, heading for Jane Lambert’s bitterly cold house, which lacked any appreciable heating, had no carpets to cover the stone floors and precious little furniture. The conditions were shocking and hardly conducive to a Merry Christmas, but they did nothing to dampen Jane’s spirit. She had overcome what for most people would seem impossible odds to follow her dream and relocate to France, so in spite of the freezing temperatures, the leaking drains and the plagues of mice, Jane was determined to enjoy every minute of her French adventure. Which meant, of course, that we enjoyed it too.

The extract below from Dream Wheeler, describing that first visit to Jane, is published in the current issue of Retirement Today magazine. It’s my Christmas present to anyone who hasn’t read Jane’s remarkable story.

(Dream Wheeler is available as a kindle download, as a paperback book and large print paperback from Amazon and BookWorld, and from the following bookshops – ABC Bookstore in Broken Hill, Book Connection in Dubbo and Hill of Content in Balmain.)

Read a chapter of Dream Wheeler

4 comments on “A Christmas Story

  1. nantubre
    December 12, 2013

    Just bought the ebook, deb. I know I am going to enjoy it. Christmas blessings to you!


  2. Photodee
    December 12, 2013

    I have my copy already and thoroughly enjoyed every page!


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I'm a writer based in Australia with a passion for gardening, remote places and people with a story to tell.

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