Welcome to my websites. Yes, there are three websites – a primary website (this one) and two subdomains The Edmund Burke Society (Aust) Inc. and Gerard’s Holland Diary. The ‘about’ page on each website will explain their purpose. In general, however, the three websites are part of my ongoing effort to write well.
The visitor will find on this website information about my published books, the book I am currently writing, and any matters at all connected with my writing – wherever my mind is led on literary matters.
MY LATEST PUBLICATION
THE WITCH HUNTERS (an ironic title) was released on Amazon in paperback and kindle and on Smashwords on 15 August 2017 . It will be released on Smashwords at the end of August. For more information, see here.
My previous release was the 2017 extensively revised In This Vale of Tears, the second book in the Winterbine Trilogy. See my books page for more information about the revision and its new cover. I have also undertaken a revision of the second book in the Winterbine Trilogy, The Castle of Heavenly Bliss. More information about this shortly.
Prison Hulk to Redemption: Part One of a Family History 1788-1900 appeared in January 2016. This book is the first of a series of four books in which I trace the family history against the social and political background of the period. My object is to trace cultural continuities and explore identities to arrive at what it means to be an Australian and what Australia is as a nation.
I interrupted my family history project first to write a book about the political career of Tony Abbott. The book has changed in its emphasis since I began researching and writing. I hope to have it ready for publication at the end of the year. More information is on my books page. In the meantime, particular ideological developments in Australian society prompted me to put the Abbott book on hold while I undertook an extensive updating and rewriting of my third novel. See above.
The cover photo is of the Lane Cove gang taken in the summer of 1949/50. From left Christine and John Allison, Michael Wilson, Peter Allison, me, and Marie Wilson holding Narelle Wilson. The Lane Cove gang will feature in the third and fourth books of my family history series.