As my latest book, Storm Clouds Gathering is set in 1965 I thought it would be great fun to take a peek at that amazing era. This week Author,
Julia Ibbotson, joins The Hippie
Shake and shares some of the memories and pics that represent 1965 for her and
are also the inspiration for her latest book, Drumbeats and the relevance they have to this new novel.
airport) September 1965, and
my first time on an aeroplane! 18 years old, finished my A levels, left school,
and flown to Accra, Ghana, West Africa, for my gap year before heading off to
university. Doing voluntary work teaching and nursing in the bush. Look at that
lovely 1960s VW Beetle! Ghana
in the tiny , teaching and
nursing. Catch that 1960s gingham shift dress with the white lace jabot!
What WAS I thinking? Don't remember being THAT prim - probably for the camera! village
(1965 Ghana apartment overlooking the African bush) I look pensive - probably thinking of my love back in the UK, missing him, the man I married 3 years later and divorced 21 years later! My first real "in love" passion, well, apart from Andy. ....! The backdrop to my new book set in mid-1960s
A little about Julia…
Julia’s latest publication.
Due out later this year - Drumbeats
YouTube book trailer:
Author website, including blog:
Purchase at Amazon:
Barnes & Noble
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