Rock and Hard Places

“The future was re-written for two book loving expats with the suggestion of a friend.

Unpacking their tiny libraries revealed a text overlap with shared marriage to Mueller and Kilburn Rock city was born”


Jo and Jen were two Australians living in London in the early 2000s & met when they were looking to share a house together, a match made by a friend. Jo knew that she and Jen were kindred spirits when they unpacked their heavily curated expat libraries & they both had the obscure book ‘Rock and Hard Places’ by Andrew Mueller. Self-described ‘sister wives’ of the author, they continue regular visits as close friends even though they live on opposite sides of the world.

Kilburn Rock City was the nickname given to the place that they lived, on Kilburn Rd, London.