'There is no other relationship like that between grandparents and their grandchildren. Without the anxiety and pressure of parenthood, but with the wisdom and experience that come with age, grandparents can be devoted role models and nurturers, enthusiastic playmates, and patient providers of knowledge and reassurance. It is a role that can inspire a strong mix of emotions, from intense joy and fierce pride to all-consuming love. In return, grandchildren allow us to relive the pleasures of childhood. They enable us to see our own children in a new light and our children, too, discover the parent we have been to them. And no matter how many grandchildren follow the first one, the feelings remain just as powerful grandparent love is boundless. It is a love affair of a very special kind.
'Here, some of our best-known and most-loved Australians reveal their experience of grandparenthood. Candid, poignant and insightful, The Book of Grandparents celebrates all grandparents and the bond they share with their grandchildren.' (Publisher's blurb)