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First trip. First job. First love.
1988. Manchester. Fresh out of college with a backpack and a visa, who knows what the year will bring?
Except I have a plane ticket and a 20 hour flight ahead of me. Destination: Australia.
Within weeks of travelling down the east coast, my funds are dwindling; but I soon find a job, and even better, it comes with furnished accommodation. Life is a riot with the resident student Nurses. Living in hospital digs is all about late nights and pub bands, dodging the Supervisors and hiding illicit boyfriends. Tasmania seems the perfect home, and the perfect place to see-out my year.
But December brings something unexpected.
A fair haired busker. An acoustic guitar. A chance encounter.
On Christmas Eve, within weeks of my visa expiring, I meet Mark. What's strange is that I'm sure I've met him before. There's something familiar about him, and I soon find out that I've been listening to his voice for the last 6 months. He's a rising star in the local music scene, and is living in Melbourne with the rest of his band, The Fish John West Reject.
The countdown has begun towards my departure date, yet I can't ignore what my heart is telling me. Everything has changed. Now I have a compelling reason to stay. But will I be able to? It's going to be hard enough to leave my friends, but how can I walk away from the boy who has captured my heart?
What would you do if you met your first love 15,000 km from home?
This is a truly Australian romance, with a backdrop of incredible landscapes, perfect beaches and endless sunshine. Based on real events, places, and memories of the time I spent with Mark and The Fish John West Reject, this is a non-fiction account of friendship, music and falling in love.  With their self-styled 'acoustic rock thrashabilly' this is the story of a little band on their way to the top. It's boy meets girl, with an amazing soundtrack. If you believe in providence and fate, and remember those simple beginnings, you'll relate to the girl who is trying to make her way in the world, and trying to find a home.
Readers who enjoy reminiscing about Melbourne in the 90's will relish a retrospective look at those days when the world was large, and we only had home phones.