Home Is Where the Heart Is by Geraldine Cox
Home Is Where the Heart Is
by Geraldine Cox
Pan Macmillan, 2000 [First Edition PB], ISBN 073291034, black and white photographic plates, large format paperback
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear with rubbing, bumping, creasing and dustiness to edges and corners, (see photographs)
"Home Is Where the Heart Is is the deeply moving story of a woman who found her true purpose in caring for Cambodian orphans - the tragic victims of three decades of war and destruction. Geraldine tells with warmth and humour of an extraordinary life that, while it never lacked excitement, sometimes lacked fulfilment before her involvement with the children of Cambodia. Her story begins with her Adelaide girlhood in the 1950s and 1960s, and includes her time working for Foreign Affairs in Cambodia and other overseas postings in the 1970s and 1980s.
However, the place closest to her heart was always Cambodia. in the mid-1990s Geraldine returned there to live. As one of the few foreigners ever to be granted Cambodian citizenship through Royal Decree, Geraldine paints a vivid picture of the country, and of the risks and joys of living there. Most importantly, though, she introduces us to her unforgettable children and shares their stories."