Sydney summer pics and … the book is here!

Happy New Year! Good break? As much as I was craving a relaxing time, I was busy over the holiday period, doing various shoots for various people.

My jobs took me all over the place, from the city to the suburbs. Yet as busy as I was, I couldn’t help returning to one thought – when will the books arrive? Those 52 Suburbs Around the World books?

In fact, I swear everyone I photographed was thinking the same thing …


where is that book?

where is that book?





when is it going to be here?

when is it going to be here?





"anyone know?"

“anyone know?”




When the news broke that the book wouldn’t make Christmas, those that had pre-ordered a copy of the book as a Christmas present for someone were particularly put out …


"What are you going to buy instead?"

“What are you going to buy instead?”





exactly, what??

exactly, what??





the sale of flowers spiked as the news that the book wouldn't make Christmas spread

the sale of flowers spiked as the news that the book wouldn’t make Christmas spread





beautiful - but it wasn't the book

beautiful – but it wasn’t the book





"don't worry honey, it'll be here soon"

“don’t worry honey, it’ll be here soon”




Then, as of yesterday at midday to be precise …


the cry went out - the book is here! hooray!

the cry went out – the book is here! hooray!


From this morning I will be signing and then posting books off to all those who pre-ordered, either through Pozible or the blog Shop (and thanks once again for your patience!) It’ll take a day or so to get them all posted but you should receive your copy within a week if you live locally, and a little longer for those overseas.


at last

at last

If you haven’t pre-ordered and would like to call a copy your own, you can now BUY one from the blog shop – none of this pre-ordering hoopla anymore.

And if you’re really keen, come hear me natter on about the project, blog and book next week at a TALK next week at Berkelouw Books, Paddington – Thursday February 6 at 6.30. Go here for tickets ($8.50, refunded if you buy a book).

I’ll post some pics of the book soon (it’s looking good!) but right now, I can’t wait to get these little babies out the door and into the world. Hallelujah!!

  1. Suey says:

    beautiful and amusingly told, left a smile, and can’t wait to see the book!

  2. Joel says:


    If you’re craving a relaxing time, then maybe your next project could be 52 Hammocks. =)

  3. Bradley Jackson says:

    I have been keen to get my hands on the book so I’m glad you have insisted that it be done right. I look forward to receiving it. Cheers! BJ

  4. Sherrill says:

    Oh, Louise! What a drawn-out process it has been for you. Can’t wait to receive my copy. Congratulations on their arrival at last.

    • Louise says:

      Protracted is the word! Thanks so much Sherrill.

  5. Vivian S. says:

    So excited! I am sure it was worth the wait! xxx

    • Louise says:

      Hope so. Let me know!

  6. Steve says:

    Hooray! Can’t wait to read it

  7. Susie says:

    It feels like Christmas is about to come again! Yeah, looking forward to another parcel in the mail next week or so!!

    • Louise says:

      I like that! The book would’ve been lost in all the Christmas excess. This way, it’s more special, right? Glad you think so anyway.

  8. Ray Cooper says:

    Actually, I can’t remember if I pre ordered the book or not. I do know I didn’t order it for Christmas. Can you tell if I did?

    • Louise says:

      No, you didn’t pre-order Ray.

  9. Peter McConnochie says:

    Totally excited….it’s gonna blow February out the water…roll on airmail to the UK!

  10. Kylie says:

    Looking forward to receiving my copy Louise. As long as you are happy, I’m happy :)

  11. Kathy says:

    ahhhhh how exciting, even better than Christmas :) can’t wait to receive my copy. Bring it on, Aussie and German post :)

  12. JOYCE says:

    Hi Louise,
    Cant’ wait to get my hands on the book, I live in Sydney still have not received my copy-can you please let me know if it has been posted

    • Louise says:

      Joyce, yes, it’s been posted, so you should be getting it very soon.

  13. Joel says:

    My book just arrived today. So pretty, and shiny. =)

    • Louise says:

      Oh, very good!

  14. JOYCE says:

    Hi Louise
    My book arrived yesterday. It was well worth the wait! It is just MAGNIFICENT! I love everything about it, the photos, the colours, the story lines, it makes me want to go on an adventure.
    Thank you so so much for a beautiful work.

    • Louise says:

      I’m thrilled you love it so much Joyce! Thanks for letting me know. It’s so gratifying to know all the hard work is appreciated.

  15. Andy says:

    Hi Louise, our book arrived this week, just in time for Valentines Day :) We love it, it is beautiful thank you

    • Louise says:

      How appropriate – it was a love project after all :)
      Very happy you love it and thanks so much for letting me know.

  16. Chris says:

    i have received your beautiful creation and i’m smiling broadly as i flick through, already reserving time this weekend to soak it up (and plan a mindful adventure!)
    thank you for giving such a colourful, generous view of this world

    • Louise says:

      Oh yes, more mindful adventures please! So glad you love the book and that it makes you smile – makes me smile in turn. Thanks for letting me know.

  17. Janie says:

    Hi – received my book a few days ago and am so impressed. Congratulations on a fantastic effort.

    • Louise says:

      So happy you like it and thank you so much for letting me know!

  18. Red Peony says:

    Hi Louise

    What an absolutely gorgeous and handsome book it is! Brings back lots of happy memories, seeing familiar places. I feel like I travelled all the way with you and Coco; it was one of my weekly treats, waiting for your posts on line, to see what the two of you have been up to. Now if only I could stop my feet from itching….

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