In this evocative, moving and entertaining collection, thirty prominent Australians reveal what sets some places apart for them. They describe the magic moments, vivid impressions, memorable sights or incidents that have created special places in their hearts.
'It can be as intangible and fleeting as watching an iceberg crowded with basking seals slide by, or a deep and powerful childhood memory of spine-tingling excitement as a holiday destination is reached. Either way, the heart is touched. An indelible impression is made; that place, that moment, lives forever.'
PLACES IN THE HEART spans the globe and embraces several decades. Memories of golden childhoods, celebrations of special corners of Australia, love affairs with foreign fields, pilgrimages back to mother countries, and passion for unique cuisines result in a rich mix of anecdote, memoir, history, social comment and fun.
This collection of travel writing showcases the corners of the world that have captured the hearts of: Stephanie Alexander, Glenn A. Baker, Graeme Blundell, Paul Dyer, Daizy Gedeon, Marele Day, Marion Halligan, Tim Boden, Sarina Bratton, Christine Gee, Barry Dickins, Jane Holmes, Susan Kurosawa, Kate Llewellyn, Mimi MacPherson, Charmaine Solomon, John and Ros Moriarty, Richard Neville, Tim Macartney-Snape, Vince Sorrenti, Pria Viswalingam, Steve Parish, Bill Peach, Mary Rossi, Harry Seidler, Tetsuya Wakuda, Jeff Watson, Tony Wheeler, Mike Whitney and Sorrel Wilby.