LAWLESS, James

ISBN 978-1-922629-68-5
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Nobody Dies Anymore. vol.2

It is about the colonial apartheid system as it then operated, the convulsions that accompanied its destructions and the ensuing struggle to create what had not been there before.

The origins of the book lie in the Children’s ward of what was then the Llewellyn Hospital in Kitwe, where hundreds of children died every year, the recorded casualties of a desperate battle against history’s nature and the implications of being black in Africa. It is a personal account written by the doctor who formulated the ideals behind the projects and the philosophy they were meant to sustain.

A kind of Odyssey passing through the gates of imperial security into the realm of demands with no known cultural response, it is a journey from which there is no return and a task with no hope of accomplishment in the lifetime of a man.

About the Author

Jim was born in 1930 in Oldham, Lancashire-at that time at the centre of England’s thriving cotton industry. His father was later to become part owner of a Mill. Educated at Xavarian college Manchester he excelled at English and Physics. In the post war era National Service was compulsory and Jim joined the RAF, only to be discharged after 3 months because of a chronic lung condition (bronchiectasis) the result of multiple childhood chest infections.
Unsure where his future lay he was encouraged to follow his father in the cotton trade, initially gaining experience by working as a weaver in the mill. After a year he decided to become a doctor. At Huddersfield Technical College he completed the subjects required for entrance into medical school. It was there he showed his leadership skills and became President of the Students Union. In 1953 he went to St Andrews University to study medicine, where he met Meg Arrowsmith, a fellow medical student. They were engaged but did not marry until 1959, in Jim’s final year. He was a high-profile student and became President of the Students Union, President of the Medical Society and Editor of the University Newspaper. Jim was by personality type a ‘world improver’ and his whole life was based on improving the circumstances in which he found himself so that other people would benefit. He had little regard for his own welfare and gave his all to the project in hand.
Newly married Jim and Meg spent a year in USA, working at the Miriam Hospital Providence, Rhode Island. Their plan was to then spend a year in a developing country and were accepted by the colonial territory of Northern Rhodesia to work in the hospital in Kitwe. That year extended to a decade. In1961 the country was in a state of Pre Independence unrest. Jim and Meg were among the few Europeans who supported the African move towards Independence and were shocked by the racial discrimination even in the hospitals. Through looking after their children Jim got to know the leaders of the Independence movement, including Kenneth Kaunda who in 1964 became the founding father and first President of Zambia.
It was difficult to returning to the UK 1970. In ten years, Jim had started Zambia’s first Children’s Hospital, established the Zambian Flying Doctor Service and become very close to the people of Zambia. Between them the couple had two significant papers on paediatrics published in the Lancet. On their return to their home country, they lived in North Yorkshire. Jim wrote of his experiences and they both did some general practice. He tried unsuccessfully to introduce the Zambian villagers’ concept of consensus to British Industry. The last four decades were spent in Australia, working in Apollo Bay, a fairly remote coastal town in Victoria. For the first 20 years they were the only doctors.
Again, Jim had an enormous impact on the area — a characteristic of his whole life.
He died in Apollo Bay in 2016.

 
 

PATTEN, Ilka

ISBN 978-1-922337-03-0
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Over the Rainbow

Reflections of Love to Overcome Grief

I hope these words of gratitude and love heal you and my loss helps you.

All babies live on in our hearts and it is your choice to remember them with happiness. There is a place of peace and they are there waiting for you. It is not goodbye, you will feel them again when it is your time to go to the light. Remember them with a smile, not with sadness. You shared your life with them, feel blessed everyday having known them when they were here on Earth.

For all those who have lost fur or human babies, I understand your loss. Know your heart grows the more you love. When you are ready you will heal, smile and love again. x

About the Author

Information to come.

 
 

de MORSIER, Yves

ISBN 978-1-922337-03-0
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The solution is simple … but demanding

A strategy for change-
A search for meaning: for a creative response to climate change, economic inequity and democratic collapse

This book presents a fundamentally new and different approach to the problem: climate change, the growing gap between rich and poor, the slow decay of our democracy, etc. … these are symptoms of a deeper crisis – one which cannot be fixed by technical measures.
It is all about life and the meaning of life. We cannot wait for our leaders to act. Nobody else will do it for us! As ordinary people, citizens, workers, consumers, we have to empower ourselves; we are the main and only agents who can truly initiate the move towards change.
The solution is simple: it is in our hands. In our daily lives we have all the necessary means to create, locally, the basic conditions for ourselves to thrive – and to put pressure on our leaders to follow us.
But it is also demanding: we have to learn to think differently and invent and practise new ways to work, exchange, share and live together; we have to discover a new practice of freedom, inclusiveness and solidarity-mutuality.
This book reinvents practical ways of living. It proposes a concrete strategy for change, in 40 points, how to do this here and now.
It is also a guide to the search for meaning, because the change of mentality that is urgently needed can only arise from a better and deeper understanding of the meaning of life and of the laws of the universe.

About the Author

Yves de Morsier, architect by training, proposes here a very practical approach that draws from about 50 years of experience in forms of gentle development that aim at a fair share of common resources. He lives on the South Coast of New South Wales (Australia) where, with his wife Ursula, he has built an off-grid solar-powered rammed earth house, facing a national park, where they experiment with new ways of sharing and facilitate times of meditation and workshops. See: desertcreekhouse.com.au

 
 

IRWIN, Stephen

ISBN 978-0-645156-28-7
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ISBN 978-1-922722-32-4
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Retribution

When down-and-out Aussie horse trainer Logan Weston drove an upper cut into rival trainer Angus Masters, his whole word changed forever. He joined Baker Racing in the UK and, under their banner, swiftly becomes the most successful trainer in the world.
Fast forward two years and Logan Weston, Angus Masters and new trainer Lance Holyfield are about to go head-to-head racing the clones of some of history’s greatest racehorses in a new reality TV show. The clones and their trainers are beamed live to the world 24/7 on the reality TV show owned by US billionaire, Howard Irwin.
Howard didn’t become a billionaire playing by the rules. He will stop at nothing to drive the show’s ratings up – even if that means stacking the deck and manipulating his trainers and their relationships…
The Baker Racing family’s secrets are revealed to the world and their lives will change for ever.
Logan’s and Lance’s relationships are tested, along with their clones.
Angus, still fuelled by his need to topple Logan, pushes the limits with both his horses and his marriage until both reach breaking point.
Retribution is the third book in the Contention series which follows the journey of three horse trainers as they pull out all the stops to win the Champion of Champions crown.

About the Author

Author Stephen Irwin is an Aussie horseman born into the thoroughbred horse racing industry. His Contention series is written from a horseman’s point of view and a deep knowledge of breeding, training and racing thoroughbreds. Providence is the second book in his Contention series.


From the Author

As a self-publish author it can be a tough gig starting out and this is where I’m asking to call in a favour from you. Getting reviews and spreading the word is what sells my books and I would love if you could quickly leave a review.

Website www.stephenirwin.com.au
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IRWIN, Stephen

ISBN 978-1-922629-90-6
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ISBN 978-1-922629-39-5
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Providence

When billionaire reality TV show king Howard Irwin announces he has cloned 21 of the past century’s world champion racehorses and plans to race them against each other in a globally televised reality show, the racing and sporting world go crazy. The clones are now three years old and ready to race to determine who really is the Champion of Champions.
Howard enlists three high-profile racehorse trainers – Logan Weston, Angus Masters, and ex-baseball star and rookie racehorse trainer Lance Holyfield – to put in front of the cameras. For the past 18 months, Logan and Angus have been slugging it out on and off the track and have brought life back into the racing game. Lance Holyfield, with his boy-next-door image and high-tech training style, is determined he has the goods to beat them both.
The trainers’ lives are exposed to the world 24/7 as the show follows the clones’ progress from training to race days. Howard thinks of one thing and one thing only – ratings – and if that means secretly exposing hidden secrets he will do it.
Providence follows the journey of the trainers as they compete to win the Champion of Champions crown with some of history’s greatest racehorses. Love, betrayal, and the excitement and glamour of the Sport of Kings all come together against the ruthless backdrop of reality TV in this fast-paced account of horse racing’s first-ever foray into racing clones.

About the Author

Author Stephen Irwin is an Aussie horseman born into the thoroughbred horse racing industry. His Contention series is written from a horseman’s point of view and a deep knowledge of breeding, training and racing thoroughbreds. Providence is the second book in his Contention series.


From the Author

As a self-publish author it can be a tough gig starting out and this is where I’m asking to call in a favour from you. Getting reviews and spreading the word is what sells my books and I would love if you could quickly leave a review.

Website www.stephenirwin.com.au
Facebook page Stephen-Irwin Author
Goodreads Stephen Irwin Providence
twitter @stephenIrwin69
Instagram Stephenirwinauthor

 

 
 
 

GREEN, Michael

ISBN 978-1-922722-84-3
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Sons of Grace

The saga (tale, story) of a mother’s love for her boys.

Abbervale, mining village, 1940s country Australia. The McCanns a local family, Grace the wise and strong wife and mother, Gordon, a mining team boss with elder son, Bruce. His brother, William, works in the mine office. Delicate daughter, Millie, dies.

In 1949 comes the long strike. Tough times for Abbervale. Gordon is killed in a mine collapse.

Grace and boys move to the city. William works as an accountant. He marries Ellen and soon a child arrives. Bruce rises to Party leader and muscles William into state premiership. But William is appalled by the extent of criminal corruption, tolerated by Bruce and the Party. He sets about reform.

Ross, police officer and friend of William, is killed by corrupt police. This is the turning point for William. He resigns from the premiership and announces a judicial inquiry into state criminal activity.

Sons of Grace is a story about a family, first in a mining village then in the city. Its focus is on love between mother, father, son and wife. It highlights the futility of words to reform corruption. It points to the success of courageous action and the value of a strong supportive woman.

About the Author

Michael Green QC is a retired Catholic priest, a retired criminal barrister, a fortunate husband (non-retired), a devoted father and grandfather, a passionate traveller and hopeless golfer. He has written three self-help books and three novels. A resident of Newtown, an inner-city Sydney suburb, he is a keen reader, and is an organiser of Newtown Literary Lunch, a monthly celebration of books, food and wine.