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From the Desk of…

Lucinda “Sapphire” Brant

Lucinda-Brant-study-with-viewI live in Queensland, Australia, and our house is in the middle of koala reserve. My study is right at the back of the house, a little glass box off our bedroom. It is lined with floor to ceiling bookcases that have my research library of around 2500 non-fiction books on the 18th Century, and another 500 or so books on all manner of historical topics, as well as my favorite novels. The study is so small, I can’t fit in any more bookcases so the shelves are double lined – books behind books! But I do know where everything is because I have catalogued and classified my library according to topic and author.

Lucinda-and-KoalaThere is just enough floor space in my little study for my 18th Century writing desk and library steps chair. Sixteen floor to ceiling window panels look out on the pool and the bush (forest) that is the koala reserve. I will often be writing away at my desk, look up and there in a tree outside my window is a koala sleeping the day away (they are most active at night). Sometimes there will be up to four koalas just chillaxing in the trees!

Kookaburra-morning-visitorsAs well as koalas, we have goannas (who sun themselves by the pool), the occasional harmless python, and wondrously colorful birdlife — cockatoos, cockatiels, cheeky magpies, tiny finches, and of course my favorite, the Kookaburra, whose song really does sound like laughter, and always makes me smile.
I’m not often distracted from my 18th Century world where I live during the day, and I wear headphones while I write (mostly listening to soundtracks), but being able to enjoy such wildlife just over my back fence is a pleasure and a privilege that I never take for granted.



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