The Weekend Australian - Travel - - Front Page - SU­SAN KURO­SAWA

PHRASES such as sea-change and tree-change have swiftly be­come part of our con­tem­po­rary ver­nac­u­lar. Such shifts can be per­ma­nent or part-time and could in­volve life-chang­ing hol­i­days or moves far afield. Many of those who em­bark on such ad­ven­tures pen tales to en­cour­age oth­ers, which is the case with Grow­ing Old Out­ra­geously by Hi­lary Lin­stead and Elisabeth Davies (Allen & Un­win, $29.99). These for­mer school chums of a cer­tain age re­unite af­ter 35 years and soon take off on a se­ries of grand gal­li­vants. It’s reaf­firm­ing stuff and so, too, is Re­tire and Live the Dream by An­nette Edis (A&A, $29.95), in which the au­thor and her hus­band, Ray, move to Italy for a well-earned slice of la dolce vita, but not with­out myr­iad chal­lenges. The mes­sage is clear, how­ever — it’s never too late to up sticks and start anew.

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