Author(s): Jonquil Graham
A fascinating memoir of growing up in coastal Sydney in the 50s and 60s - an era which shaped many of our values. Then mothers worried about their daughter's posture, pimples and puppy fat and being 'left on the shelf'. Dads were aghast at their son's long hair and challenging their authority. A laugh aloud read following the author through her childhood and teenage years - those fatty Sunday roasts, mini-skirts, Beatlemania, Liberace, sea voyages, doing the hippie trail across Asia, hitch-hiking around Europe, the swinging sixties. And much more.
Jonquil grew up in coastal Sydney, was a child model, starred in a movie and travelled extensively. She helped found ICANZ (Inter-country Adoption NZ), raised many foster kids and adopted nine, including 'triplets' from Romania and twins from Russia. She wrote "How Many Planes to get me?" (Cape Catley 2006) about her international family.