Escape into Nowhere

An autobiography of Klaas Dijk during his time in The Resistance in Amsterdam (1940-45). Klaas Dijk was 20 years of age when the War broke out in Holland on 10th May 1940. He attended English classes at the Simon Noort Institute and it was there he first became involved with The Resistance. Simon helped Jewish refugees from Germany to find a new homeland. When the War broke out Klaas was ordered to work in Germany. He was able to escape the German guards after receiving his train ticket to Germany and was lucky that train was [read more...]

Cold Gold 5

Dennis J, McTaggart, once again throws the reader head first into the action of Teddy and his crew of abalone poachers. In the fifth book in the Cold Gold series, Slick the hired gun, is after Teddy. He’s bankrolled by Jean, Freddy’s widow, and mother to the late Victor, her deceased son. Bevin Quale, the Ex-Vietnam Veteran, hits his straps and finds a place in Teddy’s team, and also rekindles a lost love in the form of his wife of many years. As the bodies pile up pressure mounts on Senior Inspector Ray Boyd to get to the [read more...]

When the Angel Say Amen: the history of the Cherokee Indians

The backdrop to this amazingly conceived book is of the US Army’s cruel massacring and forced removal of the Indigenous Native Americans from their 'sacred lands', 200 years ago. White Moon is the daughter of the 'Shaman' (spiritually gifted) Tribal Chief and the book tells of her life, the forced renouncement of her tribal identity and the touching romance with her life-long friend. VERA LUCIA LIMA – The Author is a very remarkable woman. Aged 12, she realised she could see and hear things, others couldn’t. Now, an [read more...]

The Bird’s Nest

The Bird's Nest is set in the mid-1950's, rural New Zealand. Alex Hayward returns from the Korean War and gets into a scuffle with an army mate, which ends in his friend's death. As a trained killer, this will not look good so he decides to hide in a local area of native bush known as The Bird’s Nest until the incident is hopefully forgotten about - or he can decide what to do. Before he retreats to his hideout, he meets a girl called Ruby. She travels to London and then to Sydney and finally, returns to New Zealand with a [read more...]

Hunted is the Prey

Hunted is the Prey, is Donovan Hoult’s latest book. The ruthless climb of Winton Springer, an itinerant shearer picked up on an outback Queensland road by Sam Carlin, the owner of a struggling oil and gas exploration company. Uneducated, but highly intelligent, Springer resorts to unscrupulous blackmail, theft and murder as he manipulates himself into seizing total control as the company evolves. He ruthlessly exploits and plans the ultimate destruction of people who know too much of his dealings, and he of theirs, in the [read more...]

Becoming Australian : Two Home Countries

Shisei Oya came to Australia as a Japanese migrant in 1979. At the age of thirty, he felt that he was at a crossroads, and simply wanted to experience life outside of Japan. Although being warmly welcomed by the people he came to meet, Shisei soon realised that becoming Australian, and being treated as one, could prove quite difficult. However, in the almost forty years since, having come to be accepted by the Australian community and been able to contribute to the advancement of this great country, Shisei feels as though he has [read more...]

I Married Crystal Meth : for better or worse until Meth tear us apart

After immigrating to Australia I got involved with an Australian man whom I fell in love with, we dated for a short period of time before getting married. I was completely in love with my husband and I did not think anyone or anything could come between us. Life was perfect and it was just like I was living in a dream. Unfortunately that wonderful dream was short lived. After a year of being married, I noticed my husband’s alcohol consumption increased signifcantly. Although his behavioural change bothered me, I tried not to take [read more...]

Incident at Morgan’s Crossing

Author Jack Brislee, novel is a must read for the person who loves an old Wild West Cowboy story with a twist. It is funny and entertaining, and will keep the reader guessing throughout. When the Stranger, an enigmatic trail-dirty, wind-swept, lip-cracked relatively unsuccessful bounty hunter rides into Morgan’s Crossing he finds a settlement in disarray. Spanish Peter and his band of outlaws are terrorising the town and the Sheriff, who has issues with his imported Swedish office furniture, cannot stop them. The town turns to [read more...]

Cold Gold – 4

Dennis J. McTaggart, in his fourth book of short stories, once again throws you into a whirlpool of danger and intrigue as Teddy and his team plunder the reefs for abalone. Tom, Curly, and the new diver Bluey, all work together as a successful team, with their eyes peeled for the ever present Fisheries Officers. Barry has to make a confession to Hilda and runs the risk of displeasing Teddy. There is danger about for the beautiful Leckie, and of course, the team goes in head first to assist her. They hit the New Zealand Star Bank [read more...]

Cold Gold – 3

Dennis J. McTaggart, once again leads us on an exciting journey, following Teddy and his band of evildoers as they illegally harvest abalone. Fisheries Officer, Wallace P. Trotter (Piggy) has been moved sideways and has to work with a Fisheries Officer, Brian, from South Australia, who has a shady past. Brian and Piggy, along with their young sidekicks, Justin and James, all plot together to arrest the evil doers. Louie and Gazza, the two down and outs, also get stuck into poaching abalone just to confuse the issue. Detective [read more...]