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Blame it on the Rain : Life around Byron Bay

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Exotic foliage. Crystal-clear water. Empty white beaches. Bright-blue skies. Endless sunshine.

Northern New South Wales is a big, fat, subtropical, coconut-and turmeric-laced cliche of heavenliness.

Where else can you surf with dolphins in the middle of winter, climb to the most easterly point in Australia to watch migrating whales, hop on a naked-activist bike ride, and honour the Stillness of Being, all before lunch?

But what's it like to live here all year round? Is paradise all it's cracked up to be?

'To the eccentric world of Byron Bay, Valerie Morton brings a bemused and filmic eye. She blends wry wit with affection; acute observation with a dash of the macabre. You might think you're with the Coen Brothers sometimes, but you're really in the Australian bush, ancient home of the wonderful and freaky, close up with a cool, original and worldly guide.' Don Watson - author of The Bush- Travels in the Heart of Australia.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 135 x 204 x 19mm | 408g
  • Carlton North, Australia
  • English
  • 0648345904
  • 9780648345909
  • 1,389,932

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'To the eccentric world of Byron Bay, Valerie Morton brings a bemused and filmic eye. She blends wry wit with affection; acute observation with a dash of the macabre. You might think you're with the Coen Brothers sometimes, but you're really in the Australian bush, ancient home of the wonderful and freaky, close up with a cool, original and worldly guide.'

Don Watson The Bush: Travels in the Heart of Australia
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About Valerie Morton

Leaving the Mojave Desert of Southern California, one of the driest and most extreme climates on earth, Valerie Morton relocated to the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, one of the wettest. She lives in a rainforest where the day can start with a cane toad in your gumboot and end with a magic mushroom-fuelled doof echoing across the valley. Originally beginning as a blog for friends back in California, her short stories about life around Byron Bay eventually morphed into a book of stories and photographs - Blame it on the Rain- Life Around Byron Bay. She is a contributor to The Age and is currently writing a TV series set in Joshua Tree.
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