Libby Southwell was born in Sydney. She has worked as an advertising executive and trained as a cordon bleu chef. She is currently working in Sri Lanka running businesses in up-market tourism and continues to raise funds through AdoptSriLanka.
Josephine Brouard is an experienced writer and former television reporter and magazine editor.
Most biographies and memoirs are described as 'inspiring' and 'uplifting'. This one really is! Free from the self-pity that pervades many true-life stories, this is a fascinating read. Libby Southwell finds her perfect partner and they decide to make a home together but disaster strikes when he is killed in a mountaineering accident. Grieving, Libby gets on with her life but tragedy strikes again. She travels across the world in a bid to confront her demons and ends up adopting Sri Lanka as her surrogate home. Libby is there when the Tsunami strikes and starts campaigning to raise funds to rebuild the island. Not only is this a colourful travelogue but it also a study in grieving and the strength of the human spirit. Proceeds from the book go towards the charity AdoptSriLanka.