Monday, January 19, 2015

Stranded on a Desert Island... with Di Morrissey

Please welcome Di Morrissey, author of The Winter Sea, as she tackles our Desert Island Interview!

THE WINTER SEA, from bestselling Australian author Di Morrissey, tells the story of a woman who finds that her lover’s family past is not quite what it seems. In addition to writing, Di is a prominent activist for international education and women's issues and is much beloved by women around the world.

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Di Morrissey Stranded on a Desert Island

     If you could only have one book with you, what would it be? 

War and Peace because it's probably the only time I'll have no distractions in order to read it. 

What one luxury item would you want to be stranded with? 

Lovely TV Chef Rick Stein as there's probably only going to be seafood to eat and I want it cooked fabulously.

What is the one practical item you would want to have with you to use? 

A swiss army knife. The one with scissors.

Would you enjoy the solitude, even briefly, or would it drive you crazy? 

I like solitude but doubt I'll get lonely with those I've chosen to share this adventure.

If you could be stranded with one other person, who would you want it to be? 

Besides Rick Stein, Survival Expert Bear Gyllis would be useful in building huts, finding that seafood, climbing coconut trees and generally making life on a desert island as comfortable as possible. 

What modern technology would you miss the most?

A working mobile phone to check in on friends and family. If not possible then a pencil and notebook.

What food or beverage would you miss the most? 

My favourite tea from Sri Lanka - Fannings Bop #1.

How many days do you think you would cope without rescue? 

Depends on the performances of Rick Stein and Bear Gyllis. If they are making my life pleasant, who knows? If they turn out to be abject failures then I'd like to be rescued as soon as I've finished War and Peace.

What is the first thing you would do when rescued? 

Soak in a bubble bath with a glass of fine Australian Sauvingnon Blanc.

What would be your first Tweet or Facebook update upon your return? 

Not doing that again.”

The Winter Sea

Escaping an unhappy marriage and an unsatisfactory job, Cassie Holloway moves to the little Australian coastal town of Whitby Point. There she meets the Aquino family, whose fishing business was founded by their ancestor, Giuseppe, an Italian immigrant, some ninety years before. Life for Cassie on the south west coast is sweet as she sets up a successful restaurant and falls in love with Giuseppe's great grandson Michael. But when the family patriarch dies, a devastating family secret is revealed which threatens to destroy her dreams. Cassie's future happiness now rests with her quest for the truth.

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