This Flanders is the third in a trilogy of ballads.
The lead ballad in this book – which is the book’s title – is a dedication to Australia’s World War 1 Diggers and honours their memory. There follows a variegated collection of verse telling stories of celebrated people and events of the past; of iconic places, right down to the hard yakka of ordinary men trying to make some sense of life and its hardships.
This book is, in a sense, a train ride. Turning each page is like pulling into each station where you will discover that each stop has its own fascinating and unique story to tell.
I sincerely hope you enjoy your journey reading, This Flanders.