Last Friday I was invited to be a member of a panel of authors and illustrators at the annual Dromkeen Literary Lunch. For those who don’t know Dromkeen is a lovely colonial homestead at Riddells Creek in Victoria which houses a collection of original illustrations, artwork and manuscripts from Australian children’s literature. Statues of characters from favourite books are scattered around the grounds.
It was a gorgeous day and we had a lovely Australian themed lunch in a huge marquee. My favourite statue was, of course, the dragon. It was sculpted by Tessa Wallis and commemorates the founders of Dromkeen, Joyce and Court Oldmeadow.