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 is 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.
My previous release was Prison Hulk to Redemption: Part One of a Family History 1788-1900 (Jan 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 have interrupted my family history project to write a book about the political career of Tony Abbott: TONY ABBOTT: IDEOLOGICAL LIGHTNING ROD. I am well on the way with this latest project and hope to have it ready for publication at the end of the year. More information will be on the my books page.
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.