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Heaven's Ridge By David Lewis Paget
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Three women co-exist uneasily together at Heaven’s Ridge, in the far north of South Australia. The legatees of their Great-Great Grandfather Theodore Schuman, their one pursuit in life is to... More > discover the long lost fortune of their mining forefather. Over 120 years earlier he had gone to South Africa, with a view to dealing in diamonds at the great Kimberley mine. His trip ended badly with his body being returned to South Australia in a barrel of Port, his fortune missing in mysterious circumstances. The arrival of a stranger leads to the unraveling of a series of mysteries that have kept this family in thrall for generations, culminating in murder. David Lewis Paget is a South Australian Poet and Writer who has a number of Narrative Poetry books to his credit, and a previous novel called ‘The Afterdeath’. A student of human nature, his tales are eminently readable, both in Poetry and Prose.< Less
Tales of Wudgi Crossing By David Lewis Paget
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Beware! Do not read this book unless you are mentally stable and physically fit. The author and publisher accept no responsibility for medical bills relating to ruptured spleens, incontinent bladders... More > or psychiatric disorders arising as a result of ingesting the contents of these pages. This is not a novel, it is a black comedy, a series of stories with a common backdrop, the streets and swamps of Wudgi Crossing. This tiny South Australian town may be searched for unstintingly through the pages of any Gazetteer, the Mobil Series of South Australian Maps, or the murky depths of Arabella Silkenshanks hot nourishing broth. It will not be found. The South Australian Government has always blamed Wudgi Crossing on Victoria, or New South Wales, anyone but the real culprits who were Mick McGurk and his mate Jack Turnip, the latter of whom has a statue to his memory, sitting in a horse trough with a bucket on his head. So you can see what you’re letting yourself in for....< Less
Arrows from Wenzhou By David Lewis Paget
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If you'd like to know what it's like, living and working in China for twelve months, this is the book for you. Join the author on his forays into an alien culture, with no initial knowledge of the... More > language, and trying to deal in the most part with people who didn't speak his. Experience the frustration, the joys, the annoyances, the laugh out loud situations that arose on a regular basis, and by the time you've finished you'll want to go there yourself. Enjoy with him the downright good nature and generosity of the Chinese people, so little commented on in the west. Laugh along as you read student essays, in their desperate attempts to convert their 'Chinglish' into understandable English. There's much to recommend this book, even if it only helps to bridge the gap of misunderstanding between east and west. The book also contains the poetry that was inspired during the visit - you won't be disappointed.< Less
The Season of the Witch By David Lewis Paget
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This book is a collection of 30 of the Gothic Narrative Tales of the supernatural. These spine-chilling tales are related in perfect rhyme and metre, by Australian Poet David Lewis Paget. These... More > tales, scattered throughout his works have finally been brought together under one cover for the first time. Each poem was especially chosen for this book, to give the volume some sort of thematic continuity. For a work of 128 pages, this book is crammed full of tales that will either chill, amuse, or raise the hair on the back of your neck. They deal with events outside normal experience, and the only quality you as a reader are asked to bring to the party, is the willing suspension of disbelief. The book has been designed to be inexpensive, and as an introduction to David's work for those who have not yet had the pleasure of exposure to his Poetry. After reading these, you will probably agree with the majority who have stated - 'This work is addictive!'< Less
Butterflies By David Lewis Paget
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Perhaps your life is humdrum, banal or unimaginative. On your return from the daily ritual, you have nothing exciting to shake off that feeling of ennui. Well you have now, once you've taken the... More > plunge, and purchased this book. Whole new worlds will open before your eyes, characters and situations will enthrall and delight you. Improbable scenarios will light up your mind, and engage your imagination. Too good to be true? Not at all. These works, the latest in a series of narrative poems from the Australian Poet David Lewis Paget have been called brilliant and compulsive reading. None of your freeform psychobabble here. These are strange tales, conveyed in strict rhyme and metre from the eccentric mind of one of the greatest living storytellers. Sixty four of these tales are yours for the asking in this eleventh volume of his narrative works. Wipe the cobwebs off that wallet, and get your copy now! It won't break the bank.< Less
Smugglers Pie By David Lewis Paget
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The leading poem in this collection of twenty two narrative poems won the 2013 Kernewek Lowender Poetry Prize in the Copper Triangle of South Australia. ‘Smugglers Pie’ was the poem, and... More > so many people requested a copy that it was decided to put it out in a small book, complemented with another twenty poems about the sea, in some manner or form. The Kernewek Lowender, for the uninitiated, is the Cornish Festival, held every two years to celebrate the area’s history of copper mining. The theme for this year’s competition was ‘Smugglers and other Sinners’. Each poem in this slight volume is rendered in strict rhyme and metre by South Australian poet David Lewis Paget, well known on writing sites around the internet for his Gothic Narrative Verse. This book would make a nice gift for anyone with a yen for sea stories.< Less
The Book on the Topmost Shelf By David Lewis Paget
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Each tale within these pages has unraveled slowly from some tightly rolled secret hoard, stored safely up in the dark locker of an over-active imagination. They descended to pen and keyboard as tiny... More > slivers of plot, character, background, lines, rhymes, imagery and shivery. I was the lucky one chosen to put all those pieces together in some comprehensible and entertaining fashion, that in some future time you, the reader, might pick up this book and read about your own foibles, dreams, schemes, and nightmares. You will meet long-lost friends in these pages, old lovers barely remembered except for the pain of partings, and perhaps darkly forgotten deeds that you had long ago hidden under the pillow of forgetfulness. Whatever you read here, I guarantee that you won’t be bored. 180 pages, 63 Poems, not to be read in the dark.< Less
The Storm & the Tall Ship Pier By David Lewis Paget
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This is the latest offering from the Master of the Macabre, 60 Gothic Narratives by Australian Poet David Lewis Paget. If you haven't come across these before, you're missing out. Guaranteed to raise... More > those fine hairs on the back of your neck, especially if you're reading at night, in a quiet gloomy house. You will find yourself getting up to double lock your doors and windows once you've sampled a few of these. Composed in perfect rhyme and metre, the rhythm will carry you along despite yourself, and may even match the beating of your heart. Your only complaint may be that each one ends before you're ready to let it go. But you will be drawn into the next, and then the next, before going apprehensively off to that dark bedroom, where the characters of these tales may dance in your dreams. So buy this book today, and make sure you read it before lending it out... because you'll never get it back!< Less
Taking Root By David Lewis Paget
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Somewhere out there, in the inky blackness of the stellar night, there is a repository of tales untold, swirling in the darkness, and just waiting to beam down and flow through the ink of a pen onto... More > the page. These are not ordinary tales about ordinary people. Rather they are about an alternative world out there, perhaps hovering on the brink of the improbable, fired by the kinks of a fevered imagination, and driven by events that the laws of time and space would deem to be impossible. Have no expectations of regular outcomes, for the characters involved here don’t live in our well regulated world. Their fate and fortune hangs always by a thread, the vagaries of perversity and chance tipping and tripping them through situations they never imagined could happen to them. Each tale is escapist to some extent, in that you, the reader, may turn your back on the mundane life you live, and lose yourself for a brief moment in these alternative worlds. But at least, you get to come back!< Less
Poems of Myth & Scare By David Lewis Paget
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The alternative worlds of poet David Lewis Paget, rendered in perfect rhyme and metre for the purist. These are narrative poems, short stories in verse, to be read in darkened rooms by candlelight,... More > or around a camp fire. Guaranteed to give the odd delicious shudder as each plot unfolds. The richness and detail of these tales will amaze you. Reviewers have said that this Poet's work is compulsive reading,almost addictive. They range from Mediaeval backdrops for ghostly characters, to modern apocalyptic stories of what if? They are tales of imagination that would make Poe proud. David Lewis Paget is an Australian Poet, but his backgrounds range from England to America to China to Australia. Once you begin to read, you won't be able to stop. This is a must for Poetry fans.< Less