Bronwyn Bancroft, Why I Love Australia (Little Hare 2010)
I was given an iTunes voucher for my birthday on the understanding that I would use it to buy book. It’s taken a couple of months and a system upgrade, but I’ve bought this one. And of course now I want a dead-trees copy. It’s on the short list for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, and a good thing too. If like me you feel ever so slightly squeamish when you watch those Qantas ads, ‘I still call Australia home’, this is a marvellous antidote – a brilliant, bold, spectacularly beautiful acknowledgement of country.