Tony Matthews

Biography

Tony Matthews was born in Swansea, South Wales, where he was educated at the independent school, Clevedon College. He subsequently travelled extensively through the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Caribbean while continuing his tertiary education externally.
In 1972, after almost a year in the West Indies, particularly at the beautiful and historic colonial city of Port of Spain, Trinidad, he arrived in Australia where he soon immersed himself totally in his writing career. He worked in the television industry for many years, writing, producing and directing, and during that time wrote a number of highly acclaimed historical documentaries which were broadcast on the Seven Network and ABC Television. His first book, 'This Dawning Land', followed in 1986. Since then Dr Matthews has become a full-time author and has written more than thirty published books, thirteen television documentaries and approximately five hundred programs for ABC Radio and community radio stations around Australia. His second book, 'Crosses, Australian Soldiers in the Great War', remained on Queensland’s best-selling list for thirteen consecutive weeks following its release in 1987.
Dr Matthews’ books and articles have been published in Australia, England, the United States and New Zealand and his television documentaries are widely distributed to schools, universities, colleges and libraries across Australia. One of his books, 'Shadows Dancing', which was originally published in England and America, was translated and released in Czechoslovakia in 2005. It was re-released in London under the title: 'Spies for Nippon' in November 2010.
Connect with Tony online: http://drtonymatthews.weebly.com.au

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Books

For Love, War and Plunder - The Life of Mrs Christian Davies, Foot-soldier and Dragoon
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,800. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
The true story of Mrs Christian Davies, who, while searching for her missing husband, became embroiled in the Nine Years War and the War of the Spanish Succession, fighting fearlessly as a foot-soldier and dragoon in some of the bloodiest campaigns in European history.
Tragedy at Évian - How the World Allowed Hitler to Proceed with the Holocaust
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,190. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
In July 1938, thirty-two countries participated in a vital conference at Évian-les-Bains, France. The purpose of the conference was to discuss the persecution and emigration of the European Jews, specifically those caught under the anvil of Nazi atrocities. However, the outcome of the conference was the complete abandonment of the Jewish people, condemning them to the Holocaust.
Shadow of the Grave, Volume Three
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 134,620. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Shadow of the Grave, Volume Three, contains dozens of true stories about crimes of passion and greed and about the relentless and sometimes merciless processes of the law. There are bloodthirsty headhunters, cannibals of the South Pacific, pirates and buried treasure, shipboard massacres and murders, stolen schooners, convict revolts and mass executions, mining disasters and much more.
Shadow of the Grave, Volume Two
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 145,710. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Shadow of the Grave, Volume Two, contains dozens of true stories about crimes of passion and greed and about the relentless and sometimes merciless processes of the law. There are bloodthirsty headhunters, cannibals of the South Pacific, pirates and buried treasure, shipboard massacres and murders, stolen schooners, convict revolts and mass executions, mining disasters and much more.
Shadow of the Grave, Volume One
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,140. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Shadow of the Grave, Volume One, contains dozens of true stories about crimes of passion and greed and about the relentless and sometimes merciless processes of the law. There are bloodthirsty headhunters, cannibals of the South Pacific, pirates and buried treasure, shipboard massacres and murders, stolen schooners, convict revolts and mass executions, mining disasters and much more.
A Cleft of Diamonds
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,750. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
A Cleft of Diamonds is a story of high adventure set mainly in British & German East Africa in 1914/15. Norwood Tynbridge-Pierson, the son of Britain’s minister for war, is instructed to go to Nairobi to gauge the public’s reaction to the possibility of war with Germany. What follows is a saga of immense proportions, an African adventure of love, reckless courage, fear and astonishing triumph.
Harvest the Bones
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,660. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
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This novel, set during the Great War, is not just a story of war but a powerful indictment of the brutality of the British military system of battlefield ‘justice’. Private Alex Ray promises to help a French family in the event of the Germans overrunning the lines. Yet this promise leads Alex inexorably to a betrayal of himself and his courage and brings him to the very shadow of the gallows.

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