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Hello.  Thanks for visiting my open library.  On this site you will find references to some of my published works as well as unpublished manuscripts for your perusal.  You'll find a variety of topics, some kid's fiction and young adult plus a dollop of history. Feel free to leave a comment.  Above all else, enjoy!

Topics covered on this website include: History, Australian History, Irish History, American History, American Civil War, The Great War, First World War, Diggers, Anzacs, Easter Uprising, Public Radio, 3MDR, Writing, Children’s Fiction, Kid’s Fiction, Pulp Fiction, Battle of the Bellicourt Tunnel, Novellas, Dinkum Diggers, No Quarter, The Worst Day of My Life (so far), The Silver Seal, Lickspittle Island and much much more. Well actually, not much more.

The Worst Day Of My Life (So Far)

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The Worst Day Of My Life (So Far)

A day in the life of Geoffrey "Joffa" Davis who must cope with the unexpected when his penis falls off - every 13 year old boy's worst nightmare! A below the belly laugh.

The Silver Seal

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The Silver Seal

Join Jeb and Jo Jo Barnesfather in their adventures on Lickspittle Island. The Magic Far Away Tree meets Harry Potter.


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Dinkum Diggers

Dinkum Diggers

Traces the 1st Bn AIF from its inception to its baptism at Gallipoli, through the Hell fires of France and its return to civilian life.
Cost: $15 + $5 postage anywhere in Aus.

No Quarter

No Quarter

Examines the grisly First World War practice of refusing to take prisoners and of killing surrendered enemy soldiers.

The Battle of the Bellicourt Tunnel

The Battle of the Bellicourt Tunnel

An account of the Australian, American and British assault on the Hindenburg line at Bellicourt. 27th September - 1st October, 1918.


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Dublin, rising (Easter 1916)

Dublin, rising (Easter 1916)

Follow the adventures of two young Australian's, Darcy Malone and Harold James, during the Great War, in this quartet of novellas.


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Choices

For the first time at an election I was torn as to who I should vote for. I am of the left so the ALP and Greens are obvious choices. The problem was that the local ALP candidate has left a lot to be desired. He has ignored emails from me and many others I know in relation to a sensitive local issue. When he belatedly replied it was to say that he did not know anything about our town, despite it being in the electorate he is hoping to represent, and suggested I contact the ALP representative in an adjacent seat! So far not impressed but when I arrived at the polling booths at 9am there were no ALP volunteers with How To Vote cards. That sealed it for me.