Retrospect’ is a fast paced dystopian fiction novel set in Brisbane fifteen years into our future. The complex plot delves into a number of key societal issues, namely the consequences of humans trying to play GOD through Science and Technology exploitation. The quest for eternal life and the power of ‘Big Brother’ are two central matters that combine to create a chaotic, high energy ride. Brief Synopsis: The protagonist is a 15 year old young man called Noah. The story unwinds through his conversational narration. Noah is [read more...]
This book is about students finding, and reaching, their potential. It is definitely not about everyone becoming an academic! Or about everyone going to university! It is about each person giving themselves the opportunity to choose. So many students end up doing trades, or taking sales jobs, not because that is what they want, but because that is all they think they can accomplish. We need great trades-people, great sales assistants, great workers in all kinds of areas of employment; if you choose such a position, rather than feel [read more...]
A murder mystery by the author of "Who’s Haiku of Interesting Australians". Sir Arthur Conan Doyle returns to his home Undershaw one morning to find a dead body in his library. A mysterious letter left behind sheds light on the identity of the corpse, and informs Arthur of eight guests awaiting him in his dining room. Not eight ordinary guests, but eight characters brought to life from books someone has taken from Arthur’s bookshelves and left on his desk. Unless Arthur and his guests – Captain Ahab, Dorothy Gale, Scheherazade, [read more...]
Catherine Driver writes with profound honesty about her journey as a nurse. Read about her transformation from a shy naive student, doubting her ability, to a confident expert nurse pushing the boundaries. Intense, raw, and gripping, her stories with patients, relatives and staff transport us to the health care world through the eyes of an ordinary nurse, experiencing extraordinary things. From caring for patients in large city hospitals to retrieving trauma victims from the jungles of Papua New Guinea, Catherine shares her [read more...]
In this memoir a woman now in her eighties looks back to a childhood and adolescence lived in the turbulent context of England in the 1930’s and 1940's. It is a young girl’s story of finding her own way through the complex choices and changes that occur, and in this is also a deeper perspective of social history, all conveyed in the unique literary voice of poetry. About Author. Leila Marion Field was born in Sussex, England in 1929. She has been a permanent resident of Australia for many years and has divided her time between [read more...]
William Brambleberry was a very small mouse with a very big dream. He was determined to fly a Spitfi re and practised as much as he could until he really did become the bravest most adventurous aviator mouse in all the world. No matter how small you feel, or how big your dreams are, with determination and practice your dreams can come true!
The Australian Outback is a harsh and dry place. Not the ideal environment for a game or race. Freya is too frightened to go out and play. So she hides in the shadows to watch all day. Her friends are all out in the heat of the sun. But Freya is too frazzled to join in their fun. Can Freya face what frightens her so? Or will she forever hide and say no!
The book deals with family relations and growing up in Norway during WW2. As a settler it also gives an insight into work and family in Australia. It is a continued family history with an overview and glimpse of the family tree down the line to trace(or tracing)the ancestors going back to the 16th. century. The story continues how Aage kept in touch with his family on the other side of the globe. But it is also a story of the love for his wife Angela.
Another Rainbow Mystery unfolds when Mandy receives a birthday present from her Italian grandfather. The catch is, she has to watch, wait and care for this new arrival before discovering the orange surprise it will produce. Along with Mandy, you too can learn about the relationship between seasons and growth as well as encountering an important visitor who will help in creating this orange revelation. Enjoy Book Two of the series, Rainbow Mysteries, featuring the colours of Australia for young children. Recommended for ages 5 to 8 [read more...]
Having sold our house we were on the move, rental truck to load the furniture, skip bin to discard unwanted items and the excitement of a new adventure ahead of us. As my mate Jamie wasn't working at the time he came to help. After a long successful day we had packed the furniture, cleaned the house and filled the skip bin. Awesome. Time for a well earned refreshment. Whilst standing next to the skip bin, sipping on an ice cold beer, reflecting on our achievement, Jamie said something that changed my life. He said, "Maude [read more...]