The 1950's - A Time To Grow

  • Series: Memoirs, Memoirs - Book 1
Rated 3.00/5 based on 1 reviews
The 1950's ushered in a tremendous time of change for Australia. As the decade rolled on, outer western Sydney gradually changed from its rural setting and steadily became urbanised. Some very early recollections of my childhood and then a description of my home town Smithfield set the mood for the rich variety of events that unfold. More
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About Jon Peasey

I am a retired male nurse, married with three grown up sons, who have all left home to pursue their own interests in life. My wife and I moved from Toowoomba in south east Queensland in October 2015 to Brookfield a suburb in Brisbane Queensland (QLD). We made the move to be closer to family. In December 2018 we moved to Nundah Queensland to move even closer to family.
Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland. Queensland is famous for the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef. Brisbane is situated on the Brisbane River and is known as the 'River City'. It is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city.
I am a Christian and I fellowship with like minded Christians. I enjoy writing, reading my Bible and Christian books. I tend to read non-fiction books in my spare time. My interests are my family, writing, bible study, beach walking, car touring, gospel preaching and bible teaching.

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Review by: Anthony Saville on Oct. 3, 2012 :
I too was a schoolboy in the 1950s (on the other side of the globe) so I enjoyed his enjoyment of boyish escapades. A sympathetic style from a sympathetic author. I did find his writing at times a little staccato. He has plenty of dialogue which is great, but a bit one-paced.
And, perhaps most oddly, he does not sense when there is an incident of greater tension or excitement, that needed slightly different treatment. He is so relaxed about the murder of a taxi driver, it is almost disconcerting. And then there is a wonderful description of scout camp, and the cooking of a complete stew inside a hollowed out pumpkin laid on the embers of the camp fire: that deserved so much more than its single paragraph. I wanted the recipe!
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