Unpacking for Greece
When Sally set out for Greece with her mum’s 1978 travel diary in her pocket, she was searching for the wanderlust she’d lost in a puddle of blood.
Travel with Sally as she seeks her wanderlust, missing since a bus accident in rural Sri Lanka ten years before, and proves it is possible for an out-of-shape, middle-aged woman on a budget to experience a life-changing travel adventure.
Equipped only with a guidebook and her mum’s journal, she discovers the trick is taking a step away from the mass tourism track.
This is more than a travelogue. It is an uplifting mix of anecdote, memoir, family history and mild misadventure, combined with a fascination for heritage, culture and the volatile landscape (both geographical and emotional) she finds in Greece.
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“The notion that our stories may mean something to someone is the reason that writers write. We all hope that our characters and words will encroach on lives, appear unbidden long after the reader has closed our books. Sally’s memoir is a delightful demonstration of how unrelated stories can guide, influence and enrich a new story. To me this meeting of minds and imaginations is what storytelling is all about.”
Ned Kelly 2018 award-winning author Sulari Gentill
Seven Weeks in Turkey
Sally’s second book-length project is inspired by her great-great-grandmother’s nineteenth century sojourn in Istanbul. It chronicles her seven-week solo journey through Turkey and the emotional landscape of grief. Want to know more? Watch this space.
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