Understory by Inga Simpson is the third book that I have read by this wonderful author.
Firstly Mr Wigg and then Where the Trees Were made me realise what an affinity with nature that Inga Simpson has. Each of her books has remained with me long afterwards, and after reading Understory, I realise why – she puts herself into them. Her eco-warrior values, her passion for preserving nature and landscape, and also small glimpses into her own persona, private yet completely peeled back to her own vulnerable layer.
Understory is the intimate and honest telling of her time living in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Queensland. She and her partner escape the confines of hectic city life, and work schedules, for a tree change on a leafy ten-acre block with dreams of finding time to fulfil their need for a simpler more authentic life in a place that reflects their love of the trees and of course nature itself