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Graham Wilson lives in Sydney Australia. He has written three books, published by Smashwords
The first, a novel called "The Old Balmain House" is based on an old a weatherboard cottage where he lived. Here a photo was discovered of a small girl who lived and died about 100 years ago.
The book imagines a story around her life. The story is built around the real Balmain, an early inner Sydney suburb and some real historical characters of this place.
The second novel builds on the Old Balmain House setting, taking a working class teenage girl who lives in this same house in the 1950s and 1960s, It is a story of how when she becomes pregnant she is determined to keep the child and of her struggle to avoid surrendering her baby for adoption
Graham has also written a family memoir about growing up in an aboriginal community in remote Arnhem Land, in Australia's Northern Territory, one of its last frontiers.It tells of the people, danger and beauty of this place, and how it has been transformed over the last half century with the discovery or uranium and aboriginal rights. It also tells of his surviving an attack by a large crocodile.
He is now working on a novel based in Outback Australia.
He is also in the early stages of planning a memoir about his family's connections with Ireland called "Memories Only Remain"
In his spare time he is a wildlife veterinarian working with zoo animals, and also working on national parks.
on Nov. 10, 2013 :
I loved this book.It is one of those books that is both beautiful and sad at the same time, so poignant and moving as the story comes together.
It will live in my mind as one of the loveliest books I have read this year.
A simple family story and yet with much more besides.
I really encourage others to read and keep reading. The second half of this story is wonderful
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Nov. 04, 2012 :
A truly gorgeous love story with characters so real you feel you know them as friends.Set in a vividly drawn early Sydney this story of heartbreak love courage and hope springs to life as it tells just what it meant to try and struggle free from a convict heritage .Handsomely researched this was a great read.
(review of free book)
on Sep. 20, 2012 :
While it took me a little while to get into, once I did I really enjoyed and found myself very moved by the later parts of the story as the parents search for their lost child and finally her distant descendants discover what happened.
Also as someone who has visited Balmain I enjoyed the descriptions of this historic part of Sydney.
Overall a lovely little book with a good feel and well worth reading
(review of free book)