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The Letter By Christine Gardner
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In 1855 Sarah and Mary are alone on The Colchester, after their parents are both killed by the deadly disease on-board. The family left their home in Wales in an attempt to find a better life in the... More > colonies but with both parents dead the sisters are devastated, with no idea what to do next. Sarah also becomes ill and, worried about passing her illness to Mary, encourages her to spend the days away from the stuffy cabin, in the fresh air on deck. Befriended by a gentleman, Mary finds herself swept up in a hopeless cycle of shame and lies, with no way out. When the girls arrive in Melbourne they have little hope of finding suitable work and make a drastic decision which could lead either to fortune or disaster.< Less
Sirens and Grey Balloons By Peter Hurdwell
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The life of a small boy living in a London suburb which sustained heavy damage from enemy bombing where over a hundred of its citizens were killed and only ten percent of its buildings survived the... More > war unscathed. He recalls the terror of lying in a cupboard under the stairs as the Luftwaffe bombed his suburb and later devastation caused by V1 flying bombs and long range V2 rockets. His account encompasses a short period of evacuation to the safety of a country village and the relief experienced by a war torn populace when news of Hitler’s death heralded the end of the Third Reich and the Second World War. The reminiscences also include details of his family’s friendship with German prisoners of war. The main thread which weaves the narrative together lays in the many humorous episodes which punctuated his early years, particularly whilst in the British Army which at the time appeared to have changed only marginally since the carnage of the First World War.< Less
Who Would Have Thought By Dimitrios Rekas
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Snapshots from the life of Dimitrios Rekas. This is the story of the life of a man who was kind to everyone, even though life was not as kind to him. Dimitrios Rekas was born in Agiorgitika... More > (Arcadia), a pretty mountainous village in mainland Greece and this is his story, as recalled by him. His tale reflects a somewhat cheeky childhood which was also full of sorrows during the tumultuous years of World War II and his decision to emigrate to Sydney, Australia. His story includes his early days in Australia amongst strangers and his experiences after leaving Bonegilla, a military-stile camp for migrants, towards an uncertain future. Written during his sunset years, Dimitrios reflects on the sorrowful moments of his life, but also celebrates the pleasures that life has granted him along the way, including his wife, children and grandchildren. In Dimitrio's words: "We made it! Who would have thought?"< Less
Almost There My Paperback Book By Gerard Oosterman
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If life is a journey, this Author’s search for the purpose of it started 3am at his birth in Holland on the 7th of August 1940. World War 2 was in full swing. Some 15 years later his parents... More > with their children followed the huge European exodus by boat to a distant sun-drenched Australia. After a difficult adjustment there, he questioned if the migrant’s dream of own home on a forlorn suburban lot was inspiring enough The outrageous seduction by his voluminous Maltese landlady while watching Bonanza on the b/w TV might well have been the spark that ignited future creativity. After his tumultuous early adulthood had settled, he found his future wife in arctic Finland. She helped him carve out a niche in his many artistic endeavors. Soon, three children came about followed by a fantastic vasectomy. This book is about hope, survival, and the overcoming of all. Through many delightful vignettes, this memoire gives a humorous account of a life well lived.< Less

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Referral Mastery Referral Mastery By Joe Stumpf
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