What are the cats fixated on? Although Mitzi's lying down on the job; she knows it could be a long wait.
This is the object of their obsession...a little gecko. These pictures were taken a few days ago and as far as I know, the gecko still lives to see another day (or more!).
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I know it's been a while since my last post. However, I do have a very good excuse. I've been organising a cover for my book, writing the blurb for the back cover, formatting (which is taking me the longest time) and generally getting it ready for publication on Amazon. It will be available in printed format as well as electronically. I also have another good reason for wanting it done and dusted as soon as possible. I've been asked to do a radio interview when all this has been completed. I'm so excited! It's a real incentive to get it done and "out there".
I'll let you know via this blog, FB, Twitter and LinkedIn when it's available.
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"The Railway Man's Wife" by Ashley Hay (Pub. Allen & Unwin, Aust. 2013)
I saw this in the library and after hearing good reviews of the movie decided I had to read the book first, which I prefer. One book reviewer described it as melancholy. I would rather the adjective soulful...that's my opinion, anyway.
The novel is set in Thirroul on the NSW coast in 1948 with the main character being Anikka Lachlan, the railway man's wife. When her world is torn apart, Ani tries to make sense of it all while endeavouring to raise her daughter, Isabel. Ani is a strong woman and copes well although she doubts her ability to go on at times. Added to this mix are two men; a poet and a doctor, both battling demons from the War.
Set amongst a tiny seaside settlement, the story is simple but beautifully written. The way Ms Hay arranges and uses words is exquisite and this tender story has haunted me since I finished the book. Her characters are those we can relate with, including those of the settlement who make occasional appearances in the story.
Ani is a worthwhile heroine and through her sadness the story gives its greatest impact.