Sugar Sugar

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Jackie has left Australia with a psychedelic suitcase and a dream to become a world-famous fashion designer. She knows exactly where she’s going and how she’s going to get there. So how does a weekend in Paris send her spinning off course? How does she end up somewhere she couldn’t find on a map?

It’s the 1970s and it seems like half the Western world under 30 is hitch-hiking to the East in search of enlightenment, adventure or cheap hashish. Jackie isn’t one of them. The only thing she’s looking for is her lost fashion folio which is the key to her dream of becoming a famous fashion designer. But she stumbles onto the well-worn hippy trail and soon her life is heading in a new direction – in more ways than one.

Sugar Sugar is currently out of print but maybe available from your local public or school library. Sugar Sugar is available as an ebook from Booktopia and Kindle.


“A beautifully paced, closely observed and utterly compelling story about losing a dream and finding your passion… you’re not reading this book, you’re living it.”

 — Julia Lawrinson, author

“This convincing and inspiring adventure smells of freedom… it’s Wilkinson’s excellent characterisation – peppered with a touch of romance and big dreams – that mostly underpins the narrative drive, making for an engrossing page-turner.”

 — Hannah Francis, bookseller, Bookseller + Publisher, April 2010

“…a fast-paced, colourful, compelling novel highly recommended for young adults and adults.”

 — Magpies, May 2010