Story telling from Australia
I’m up in Broken Hill to launch Love in the Outback at the fabulous Browzers Bookshop. Here’s an extract from the start of the book. Hope you enjoy reading it!
Forty-five degrees, that’s what they’re forecasting for today. There’s a total fire ban and Maggie has left her kennel and retreated indoors. I’m freezing bottles of water so I can wrap them in towels and slip them into bed tonight. The curtains are drawn, the blinds are closed and the evaporative air cooler is struggling to cope. It might bring the temperature down a few degrees but only if I leave the doors and windows open so the air can circulate. That seems like madness on a day like today. Open windows are a sure invitation for blowflies – hateful creatures that settle in ugly clusters on furniture and countertops. At least we’ve still got power. A main transformer blew yesterday and half the town was cut off for five hours.
The sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour are twelve hundred kilometres away from this dusty outback town. It’s…
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