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THE JACARANDA TRAIL
A Journey of Discovery Down Under
Would you just sell everything, ditch your plans
And buy a ticket to the other side of the world?
In her twenties, the author did just that –
And got much more than she could ever have bargained for...

Raised in England of British-Australian parentage, the author sells her possessions and flies to her birthplace in Sydney with no solid plans or timetable in mind.

Discovering by chance that she has another sister, a whole new world opens up: from living on a camel farm and picnicking with kookaburras, to paddock baths, unconventional lifestyles, City Farming and much, much more...

But, before she returns to England, she has one last thing to do: to go in search of her grandmother – the woman who left her daughter to be brought up by cruel nuns in an orphanage…
"Not so much a how-to of family history research, as what can happen when the results are in."
This book is an easy read, never stops moving and will appeal to a wide range of readers, including lovers of travel writing, family history buffs and those interested in less conventional lifestyles.

Chapter titles include: Letting the Possum out of the Bag; Rainbow Pants Not Essential; Bald as a Blue-Tongued Lizard; and WWOOFing with Pigs.

FAUX REVIEWS by PSEUDO-CELEBRITIES

Here are just a few of the author's infamous 'faux reviews' of the spurious kind for The Jacaranda Trail…

Onya, Sheila! Couldna written it better meself… but that's probably 'cos I can't read ner write too well…
CROCODILE DUNDEE ('Mick' to his mates)

It's about time a few more women stood up & wrote books. Mind you, it's more comfortable if you sit down to do it.
GERMAINE JEER

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