From bestselling author William McInnes, a book about the languid, unending holidays of summer; it's about going away and staying at home, about sunburn, seagulls, family and friends.
Remember those long, languid holidays when the only decisions to be made were what to pack in the Esky and who should get the front seat on the drive to the beach?
Let William McInnes reignite your nostalgia for holidays past, and give you a taste of the boundless opportunities that await in holidays to come in this book about our love affair with life away from the everyday.
This book will take you back to the holidays you had as a kid and remind you of the ones you've had with your own family or friends or even the ones where you've flown solo.
Holidays are the runway to possibilities - a romantic sunset, the spare seat at breakfast being taken by an attractive stranger, a miraculous airline upgrade - or missing bags, unfortunate rashes and wrong turns that lead to places you definitely did not intend to go. Whether you are away from home and somewhere exotic or just in your own backyard on a lilo in an above-ground pool, whatever happens, you know that life is sweet because you're on HOLIDAYS.
**Includes a bonus extract from William's hilarious and heartwarming memoir Fatherhood**
"McInnes is a natural storyteller . . ." - Sun Herald, Sydney
"McInnes enjoys a quirky love affair with the quintessential Australian holiday" - Brisbane News
"Proves that the journey is just as agreeable as the destination" - Sunday Age
". . . full of beautifully crafted childhood reminiscences and anecdotes" - Sunday Examiner
"McInnes is a wonderfully engaging writer - witty and warm and a master of a good yarn. If your holidays aer a way off, curl up with William and he'll take you away" - Adelaide Advertiser
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Thanks for a great HOLIDAY read. I laughed out loud and I cried buckets. It made me feel happy and sad and nostalgic all at the same time.
I marvelled at the authors ability to captured the true Australian spirit of the concept of the holiday. The author's voice was reading to me as I am a fan of his work.
You would be doing yourself a disservice if you don't read this book just for the memories and that feel good factor to keep you going in this crazy world and help you work towards that next holiday which ever it is.
Memories come flooding back with his one. If you lived near Reddy Redcliffe growing up like I did, or not, the wonderful memories of innocence and family jump off these pages. Thanks William, I bought the hard copy too.