by Maria de Jong
Levuka in Fiji is the magical setting of Eileen’s childhood. There she played in a park ringed by coconut palms and swam in the refreshing mountain waters of the Falls. Her family loved to make music and play hockey. Ambition spurs Eileen and her husband Ernie to leave the Islands and immigrate to New Zealand, where Eileen struggles to adjust to rainy winters and working seven days a week. After raising a family, the couple retire to the Gold Coast of Australia.
Aged 89 Eileen returns to her home town to find it much changed. Her recollections of growing up there are interspersed with the history of the picturesque old capital of Fiji and stories from her large family and the places where they have lived.
210 x 148 mm, 114 pages, colour, softcover