- SOON TO BE RELEASED -
I've just had my next three books printed, but they will naturally be released one at a time. Here is the first one, due for release within weeks. What's it about? Here is the blurb ...
BLURB FOR 'BOLD JOURNEY':
When Severino Agnelli and his family migrate to Australia from Italy in 1954, his son, ‘Fozzie’, meets a beautiful girl, ‘Cat’ Ginelli, on the ship, and they become friends. The Agnelli and Ginelli families love Australia, work hard and forge friendships. Cat becomes a nurse and Fozzie a journalist, but tragedy strikes when Fozzie’s brother is killed in the Vietnam War, and Fozzie spirals into depression when his dad dies. Cat pleads with him to write the book he’s wanted to write – ‘Bold Journey’.
Fozzie flies to London, writes his book, and travels to Italy where he sees Cat interviewed on television, working as a nurse during a famine in Ethiopia. Inspired by Cat, Fozzie heads to Ethiopia to report on the famine, and his passionate reports are syndicated worldwide. Cat is unavailable, but Fozzie leaves a crucifix with her colleague; one Cat made for him in 1954. Returning to London to fight for the Ethiopians, he is hospitalised with meningitis, and Cat flies from Italy to keep a secret vigil by his bedside. Fozzie recovers, and Cat leaves London to get on with her life.
Attending an International Awards ceremony, Fozzie is stunned to win an award for Humanitarian Journalism. Minutes later, Cat is awarded an honour for Exceptional Courage. Will Cat accept her award? Will she and Fozzie finally meet up? Who nominated them for their awards?
WHAT INSPIRED THIS BOOK?
For many years I worked for the Australian Immigration Department, involved in all facets of Immigration: Approving resident status and citizenship, boarding large ships to meet new immigrants and stamp their passports, interviewing people and approving the issuance of Australian passports, and a raft of other activities. My involvement with migrants inspired me to travel the world and find out exactly where they came from, and that desire to travel and experience all there is, has never left me.
ISSUES COVERED IN THIS BOOK:
Migrants, Italy, immigrants, new arrivals to Australia, romance, a famine in Ethiopia, the Vietnam War, death of a loved one, loyalty, friendships, and all the various struggles and experiences that beset immigrants to a new country.
PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK:
At the start of the book is a dedication: Dedicated to all those who left their country to start a new life in Australia. So, anyone who has done exactly that will relate to most of this book. However, trust me, there is a lilting romance threading its way through the book. Be prepared for the final chapter.
ISBN: 978 0 9946010 2 5
Length: 117 pages
SALES: Paperback and E-book
Price: To be advised.
Clancy's comment: Yep, all of my books cover a different topic. However, I bet this one will hook you in from page one. The cover photography is mine of course, and this particular cover shot was taken on my veranda whilst working on my laptop ... My trusty Nikon camera close by. It is a humming bird, waiting to suck the nectar from the flowers of an agapanthus plant.