A memoir of travel, food and friendship
A delightful memoir of a later-life friendship and what happens when two ladies of a certain age decide to test the maxim: Leap and the net will appear!
Hilary and Liz went to school together in the UK before their lives took very different turns. Hilary Linstead left England for Australia at twenty-one, pursuing a bloke and her dream of becoming an actress. Hilary discovered that she couldn't make a full-time living as an actress and went into business with a friend first as a casting director, later becoming the first theatrical agent for directors and designers in Australia, representing many distinguished clients like Neil Armfield, Gillian Armstrong, Baz Luhrmann, Louis Nowra and Wendy Harmer. Elizabeth Davies went to Cambridge University, graduated in Economics and became a civil servant and freelance journalist. Meeting up again much later in life, they discovered their mutual love of travel and embarked on the series of adventures that are the subjects of this book. Both continue to travel to exotic locations and indulge their love of interesting food (there are great recipes in the book), art, theatre and music and rediscovered England and Australia by seeing each country through the other's eyes.