Archive for September, 2012

Here we feature a selection of new Australian Family Stories. Please enjoy browsing our 'staff picks' below - find out more about the Authors, and some insights into the books they've written. [Kay I'm sure you can do much better than my blurb here!

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Goodbye Junie Moon by June Collins

A curvaceous Australian exotic dancer entertains the troops during the Vietnam War. She uncovers a get rich quick scheme involving the sergeants running the American Army clubs. Discovering that she has reported them to the CID, they place a high price on her head. She learns they are watching the only airport out, preventing her escape. Then fate steps in, triggering an unexpected turn of events. This true story is contrasted and interwoven with her story as an innocent girl growing up in Australia. The narrative moves effortlessly between Australian and Vietnam highlighting her evolution …

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Why Write Family Stories by

A few years ago I was served a curry in China. It was a rich stew with lumps of meat, potatoes, carrots and other vegetables. The aroma and taste immediately took me back to my childhood and to Grandma’s kitchen. She was making her lamb curry. As was a child of the 1950’s, Gran’s cooking is a cherished memory.  In addition to her lamb curry, she made Irish stew, Cornish pasties, pikelets, roast rabbit and a fruit cake to die for.  In those days, lamb was often on the menu.  There were thousands of sheep in the surrounding countryside, so lamb and mutton were always cheap to buy. Ch…

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