Spirit of Place-Tumut Valley

I thought I’d be finished ‘One Bright Day’ many months ago but it has taken until now to put the last full stop on the last page!

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Another month or two and I will be finished writing my new book. It has a working title of One Bright Day. 

The inspiration for this story came from a visit by my daughter to Elizabeth’s Second Hand Bookshop in Perth, WA. As she was browsing its dusty shelves she picked up a book with pressed flowers between its pages and thought it might be a good way to start a story.

The early narrative thread (it is a time split novel) is set in the southwest of WA where I lived for several years on a vineyard so I know the area well, with detours to other parts of the world and finally, and most importantly, for this is where the heart of the story is, in the Tumut Valley where the Wiradjuri Aboriginal people lived for thousands of years prior to European settlement.

My story is about abandoned gardens…

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4 responses to “Spirit of Place-Tumut Valley

  1. I love this concept Elise and of course Georgiana Molloy’s writing from WA but I am very interested in reading about Tumut as I’ve done a lot of research there = so beautiful

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  2. I’m looking forward to reading this book. We were just up in Tumut two weeks ago. My husband’s family settled in the valley in 1841.

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