Ten years since the book launch at the beach

Brian Nankervis

Brian Nankervis at the launch of Jacaranda Avenue. September 2003. All photos by Sharon Jones.

It’s just over ten years, September 2003, since I launched my book Jacaranda Avenue at the Williamstown Swimming and Life Saving Club.

Book cover

Peter Maskell and Mark Ferrie

My brother Peter, accompanied by Mark Ferrie.

Beach babes

A celebratory dip with Brian Nankervis, my sister Louise, and local swimmer (and drummer) Ash Davies.

While the book – a collection of 30 family and suburban stories illustrated by my daughter Hannah –  didn’t exactly set the publishing world on fire, we had a very enjoyable afternoon in the clubrooms, on the beach and in the water. I’ve still got a few  copies left. Let me know if you’d like one.