IT was an entertaining author talk at Orange City Library last week when author Deb Hunt gave an overview of her book Love in the Outback.
She read her description of Broken Hill with her wonderful and still slightly British accent.
The crowd that had gathered at the library for the talk was amused with her story.
“At age 49, I was unhappy, single with no children, my longest relationship had been less than two years and I was in a job I disliked.
“In a word I was stuck,” she told the group.
She told the crowd compounding her unhappiness was the fact she had to spend another winter in England and the man she was in love with was getting married to someone else.
“On impulse I applied for a job as a marketing assistant with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia.”
She went on to regale the audience with stories of her job interview - initially to be over Skype.
“But how do you look your best at 7am in the morning.
“They also wanted a junior,” she said.
After setting up her laptop to give the most flattering view of her face in softened light she says she was relieved when it turned into a telephone interview.
Ms Hunt had everyone laughing as she went on to talk about he inappropriate choice of clothing for a cycling trip in Broken Hill and the developing relationship with her new love “Captain Considerate”.
“He liked meat, red wine and sport and I was a left wing vegetarian who loved theatre - how could this work?” she told the crowd at the library.