Marion Seferth grew up and was educated in suburban Melbourne before training as a nurse in the early ‘60s. She married soon after graduating and settled in a semi-rural area. Suburbia caught up with them, so she and her husband and two children moved to a hobby farm in the Yarra Valley, where she wrote about her experiences there for numerous magazines and local newspapers. They separated when the children were teenagers, and she later remarried and settled in Healesville, where she wrote a series of children’s books. She moved to Northeast Victoria after her second marriage ended, where she wrote this book in the idyllic farm setting of El Dorado, close to her beloved grandsons.