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Fairy Hills A Memoir By Neil WJ Smith
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This is my personal memoir of growing up in the (unofficial) Melbourne suburb of Fairy Hills. Officially that part of Ivanhoe nestled in what used to be the wilderness area bordered by the junction... More > of the Yarra River and the Darebin Creek it's only about 8k from the heart of the city. Originally written for my 8 year-old granddaughter this is a small book of personal memories of life in the Good Ol' Days and my world as a child of the '40s and early 50s. Currently under revision.< Less
Fun Kids Activities At Home By Neil WJ Smith
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Here are some truly fun and convenient kids' activities with the emphasis on saving money by focusing on easy creative kids activities at home. And since they are mostly 'natural' you'll be using the... More > free resources provided abundantly by Nature (and your pantry). I have a unique interest and expertise in finding fun kids activities at home. For most grandfathers having grand children means a time of just enjoying the occasional visit. Not the case when I became a full time live-in grandfather to my newborn granddaughter. In the end, at my own house, I spent more quality time with her than even most Dads do in a lifetime. This meant remembering, and finding, new and fun activities to share. This time sharing activities from the day after she was born to a schoolgirl nudging teenager years, became one of the best times of my life. And the activities we shared helped to make it so.< Less
THE GHOST & THE PRINCE: THE SECRET THAT MIGHT HAVE CHANGED HISTORY By Neil WJ Smith
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This true mystery involving princes and kings and politicians and early explorers and sailing ships, a military coup and a court marshal and a secret royal wedding, fell into my lap inviting me to... More > follow the clues wherever they would lead. All due to the sudden appearance of a ghost with a secret. I uncovered some remarkable information which I reveal here for the first time - lost documents, a rare limited edition book with crucial evidence which strangely disappeared, an unsung hero, and more. As if swept up on a magic carpet I was out of my caravan and on a plane to New York City to meet a beautiful school teacher from New Jersey. Then I was off to Regency England to follow the clues to my mystery that was calling me on. Then later to the north of Italy, home of the Italians who left home back in the 1850s to seek gold in the town where I'd lived for 5 years. “Keeping the reader oriented - and engaged - in a story with twists and turns like this is no small feat," adds the Writer's Digest Judge.< Less
What They Didn't Tell Us About Life By Neil WJ Smith
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What they didn't tell us were the real inner Truths about life and what it's all about. We don't know how to avoid the minefield that is living in the real world, where the emphasis is mostly on how... More > to make or earn money and survive in the everyday struggle. But as I have learned, mostly the hard way, in what has been called The School of Hard Knocks', what we were told is not even half the story of survival. Why are we here? What are we meant to be doing with our life? How are we to live? Here in one book - presented in 50 brief easy to read chapters - is what I've learned about real life from the ultimate failure, bankruptcy, to the ultimate survival in life, to be living my dreams in my ideal lifestyle. Oozing with often shocking life truths drawn from the likes of Socrates, Gandhi, Walt Disney, George Lucas, Buddha, Gurdjieff, Benjamin Franklin, Lao Tzu and others, plus what I've learned personally from an eventful life, this is a compact exploration of how to safely negotiate the minefield of life.< Less
Notebook for Charli By Neil WJ Smith
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Written for my 8 year-old granddaughter this is a small book of personal memories of life in the Good Ol' Days and my world as a child of the '40s and 50s.
Notebook for Madison By Neil WJ Smith
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Originally written for my other granddaughter, her sister, this is a small book of personal memories of life in the Good Ol' Days and my world as a child of the '40s and 50s. Same content as... More > 'Notebook for Charli'.< Less