My Book Setting: Canada

The Escapades

by Louise Forster

What better way to bring Aussie humour into a story than to take an Australian country guy who’s enjoying the summer heat, and set him a task that would take him to Canada in the dead of winter. Winters in Canada are brutal—it can get down to minus 20 degrees C.

louisef2In Finding Elizabeth, Jack’s friend Dave from their university days meets him at Calgary airport. Dave is a sports journalist and takes him to see a ballet. I would tell you more, but that would take a couple of chapters. Anyway, not only is Jack freezing his bits off, he’s also jetlagged. Thank goodness he brought an elderly friend’s hand-knitted colourful beanie with a pompom, and he’s not afraid to wear it. But once he sees the principle dancer, Katherine, he doesn’t care how cold he gets—he wants to see her again.

The author in Alaska: you have to keep close to each other to keep warm! The author in…

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