Inspiration behind the story – Sarah Belle’s Hindsight

Courtesy of Escape Publishing’s blog…

The Escapades

9689The stories my mum told me about the 1950’s and 60’s fascinated me as a little girl. It was a time when young couples took to the dance floor of the Savoy Plaza, and danced the night away to big band music. A time when the neighbourhood was more than just a grouping of houses. A time when the majority of houses didn’t have a telephone and the twin tub washing machine was the latest technological invention. A time that was…simple.

The era itself was the inspiration behind Hindsight because even as a kid of the 70s, the 50 & 60s seemed like a totally different time zone. My mum and dad finished secondary school when they both reached year nine. My mother’s parents told her that there was no use educating her further, because she ‘would just get married and have children anyway’. It was just the way things…

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