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Tell Us Your Backstory with Vanda Vadas

Have you kept any books from your childhood? Perhaps one, maybe two that resonated so deeply with you that the stories are, to this day, still embedded in your brain? Books that won’t let you let them go?

For The Love of Books! Step back in time with me when I was aged between nine and eleven. A time when my family returned to the country of my birth, New Guinea. A time (insert here a very dramatic drum roll) . . . when we had no television. Gasp! (Internet and video games hadn’t been invented as yet). What were my brothers and I to do with our spare time? Solution: Good old fashioned child’s play including going to the local creek to catch guppies, chase toads, gorge ourselves on fallen mangoes from a garden tree, play tag and hide and seek, ride…

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