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Sally Jane Smith

Paperback, September 2021

Twenty stories to transport you around the world from the comfort of your armchair – no passport required!
From the Indonesian jungle, to an epic journey out of Africa, and rafting the Zambezi, our intrepid and inspiring authors share their travel stories with you. 
Find out what Egypt is like in a heatwave, and hunt down Dracula in Transylvania. 
Catch a rare glimpse into the lives of the Pech people of La Moskitia, Honduras.
Experience history first-hand through four continents, three wars and a desperate message in a bottle with a story of heartbreak, poverty and travel in the 19th century.
Be entertained by a teenager’s first glance of foreign soil and an Australian view of England.
Ride a Harley through France and Spain and find out what makes someone a perpetual nomad.

In Sally Jane Smith’s chapter – Some Leafs: Grandma Gropp’s Tale – she weaves her words with those of her great-great-grandmother, exploring grief and the ancestral roots of the nomadism she shared with a precious, lost niece. 
Grandma Gropp led an extraordinary life, on four continents and at the edges of three wars. From a message in a 19th-century bottle to a modern-day tragedy, Some Leafs poses the question: is it better to follow our wanderlust, or to stay safe at home?

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Published by Tadornini Publishing, September 2021