Jill Conway refllects on living on the great plains of Australia as a young child in her book, "The Road From Coorain". Conway recalls not seeing any other children until she was 7 ears old. Growing up in the bush, meant isolation, said Conway. Because she wasn't around people often, and because she wasn't used to crowds, 2 or 3 people at a time was pretty scary. Conway found the city to be a sinister place that was very noisy.