As you can imagine, quite a few books cross the desk at Think Tasmania. Rarely do we have one that triggers as much enthusiasm as the latest offering from author and illustrator Diana Reynolds.
A Small Girl’s 1960s Tasmania by Diana Reynolds
The moment we held A Small Girl’s 1960s Tasmania in our hands, we were smitten. Quite simply, it’s a beautiful book. A quick flick through the pages reveals gorgeous illustrations, also by the book’s author, Diana Reynolds. Despite the pictures, it’s a book written for adults. Depending on the reader’s age and hometown, memories will be conjured or envies generated.
A Small Girl’s 1960s Tasmania would be the perfect book for children on the cusp of independent reading. What could be more delightful, than taking turns reading the pages with an adult companion? Both adult and child could enjoy sharing the simplicity of life in earlier times while learning more about the beautiful island state of Tasmania and its history.
We haven’t read the entire book as yet, but we’ll delight in completing this mission! Already, we totally admire the work of this self-published author, who has also released a version dedicated solely to 1960s Launceston. Diana Reynolds followed in her mother’s footsteps actually, the author of A Small Girl’s Hobart 1930s – 1940s.
A Small Girl’s 1960s Tasmania is a fully-illustrated, 98-page soft cover book about a personal life growing up in Tasmania with various pages devoted to the north, south, east and west of Tasmania. There are more than 260 stunning illustrations included.
Purchase copies of A Small Girl’s 1960s Tasmania from several places around the state, including Fullers Bookshop and Hobart Bookshop. The soft cover book retails for $34.95. For more details contact Diana Reynolds via phone 0424 758 976 or follow Gallery Diana on Facebook.
Illustrations from A Small Girl’s 1960s Tasmania were supplied to Think Tasmania (for use with this article) by author, Diana Reynolds.