January 2019

The Travelling Heart: a book lover’s journey with author Megan Mayfair

36.7570° S, 144.2794° E This month, The Travelling Heart settles into a chair at the airport next to author Megan Mayfair to talk about the setting that inspired her just-released novel Tangled Vines. What romantic destination have you chosen, Megan? Tangled Vines is set in regional Victoria, specifically the Bendigo and Heathcote areas. The Doyle’s sprawling homestead, Mulberry Estate, is set just out of Bendigo and my main character. Frederick, has his winery, Fox & Grey, in Heathcote. The locations are close to one another and my characters shuttle between the two locations. How bookworthy is regional Victoria? My inspiration This is a photo I took at Blairgownie Estate – a winery located in the same region as the fictional Fox & Grey winery. I’ve always loved this area of Victoria – the Bendigo and Heathcote areas. They are beautiful areas with lovely natural landscapes, lush gardens and gorgeous architecture…

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