I'm having a fun weekend reading through my next novel, Hearts Afire, which I hope will be released in August. As an extra bonus I'm also editing an annual report as part of my day job.
With that in mind I thought today I would go with some pictures rather than quite as many words. I'll do a photo run soon and get a few more location shots.
In Mr Right and Other Mongrels the main character Allegra lives above her bookshop in Manly on a street that runs off The Corso.
A street that is in fact quite a bit like the one on the left. Can you see her bookshop...it might be tucked in there somwhere on the left.
This is Manly Corso. The Corso, as it is known is a paved plaza or walkway that runs from Manly Wharf on the Harbourside of Manly down to Manly Beach. It's lined with shops and restaurants and full of tourists who pour off the ferry on sunny days.
And this is Manly Beach (Admittedly this won't win me any photography awards -it was a rather drab day when I took this and the surf is terrible.) Allegra runs along the beach front from here around to that headland.