to Read Local
As some of these images prove, you don’t have to be a local to Love Reading Local.
Who else do you know who loves to read local? Why not ask them to tell us which book is their favourite and send us a photo to add to this wall. You can contact us here.
‘Perth’ by David Whish-Wilson was a difficult choice. It could just as easily have been Tim Winton’s ‘Cloudstreet’, or Robert Drewe’s ‘Shark Net’. The latter two describe the childhood I had in Claremont and the river and neighbouring districts. But ‘Perth’ filled caverns in my knowledge of my home town.
The ambience of Perth that David describes is very much how I have seen it. Particularly the light. A bright, encompassing, defining light. It is a joy to read something which so perfectly amplifies and improves your view of the world.