Location, location, location

LOVE IS THE BEST MEDICINE BLOG SPOT I was thinking a lot about book settings while I was on holiday in the gorgeous jewel that is Sri Lanka earlier this month. Specifically, I started wondering why – with all the brilliant, exotic, exciting places I’ve visited over the years – I have set just about every one of my books in Australia. And not just Australia, but urban Australia. And not just urban Australia, but Sydney! I’ve stepped out of the country just once – for my Harlequin medical, From Fling To Forever, which globetrotted its way from Cambodia to London. (Although, come to think of it, even that one started with a wedding in Sydney!) As a reader, I’ve been known to obsess over a local

Male on Monday - Matthew Macfadyen

PINK HEART SOCIETY COLUMN Several years ago, on a Qantas flight, I started watching Pride and Prejudice – the 2005 movie version starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen. To be honest, I wasn’t all that impressed. First – because I’m more of a Bronte gal (although I love Jane Austen, Persuasion rather than Pride and Prejudice is the standout in my opinion). Second – because the first appearance of Mr Darcy left me all ‘Huh?’ So cold, so aloof, so…unattractive. What was the big deal? So I stopped watching. There would be no reason for this column had I not, on a subsequent flight when I’d run out of movies to watch (I travelled a lot back then), decided to finish what I’d started. CLIC

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