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Aussie, Actually – A South African woman’s memoir of migrating to Australia – by Lois Nicholls Item number: ISBN 9780980486803
Written by Lois Nicholls and narrated by Jane Prior. Length: 3 hrs & 30 mins Unabridged Audiobook published by Impact Unlimited based on the 1st edition published in 2008
File Size: 2236 KB Print Length: 136 pages Publisher: Impact Unlimited Books; 2nd edition (February 1, 2012) Publication Date: February 1, 2012 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English
Narrator: Jane Prior Published: 2010 Category: Biography & Memoir Provider: Impact Unlimited Presented by Audible.com
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While this is not a ‘how to’ on emigration, it does cover many pertinent issues an expat may encounter: What schools to choose? Where to live? The agony of moving – again, the old school tie connections and the ongoing split allegiance and yearning for immediate family and old friends. Lois does not for a moment romanticise about life away from her familiar surroundings. If anything, she tells it like it is – even owning up to avoiding the annual Christmas letter for fear of not measuring up to her glamorous counterparts in other parts of the world. Most of all, this short, snappy book delightfully illustrated by her daughter, Lara, allows established Australians a tiny glimpse of an immigrant’s impression of living Down Under. It will also strike a chord with new and established immigrants who will no doubt relate to many of the humorous episodes mentioned in the book.