The Perfect Ruby begins like a fairytale.
It is a fictionalized biographical exploration into consciousness and the power of the imagination to create and re-create our worlds. It starts with the historic breaking away of the Southern continent from the European mainland, and its subsequent search for distinctive identity and consciousness.
The transformative journey gives larger symbolic meaning to the life and dreams of Elizabeth, the main character, who grows into womanhood in Australia, before travelling and studying overseas. Her constant search is for answers ... The Philosopher's Stone ... The Perfect Ruby ...
A major strength of this story is that it may be read on many levels. Superficially, it is a story of an Australian girl who finds answers through travel, education and love. On another level, it addresses traditional academic and spiritual questions in a way that requires no prior understanding.
Dianne Weir has travelled and studied extensively. Born in Australia, she lived in London for 20 years.
Publisher's website: http://sbpra.com/DianneWeir