Kathleen Fisher lives in Yass, a little country town not far from Canberra, Australia's capital.

Some would say Kathleen is a junk store addict, but in polite company she prefers the term "collector". However, the fact remains that she has far more cameras than sense, can't resist vintage sewing supplies and keeps ephemera that "might be useful one day" in old suitcases.

She lives with her husband Justin, who shares her fondness for champagne and detective fiction. They live at the whim of seven pets — three cats, two dogs, one horse and a guinea pig.