Mowbray Brothers

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Saturday night, summer of 1920. Mowbray Park is where the local lads go for a laugh, a beer, and a smoke. Eight-year-old Lucky sneaks out of bed to discover his brother and hero has taken a dare that could cost much more than his one shilling bet. More
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About Debbie Terranova

Debbie Terranova is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction and non-fiction with a distinctly Australian flavour. Eras of particular interest are the roaring 20s, the Second World War in Australia, and the vibrant free-wheeling 1970s.

Her new release, 'Enemies within these Shores' (Nov 2017) is historical fiction based on a true untold story about Australia's home front during World War 2.

Her urban crime mystery novels, 'Baby Farm' (2014) and 'The Scarlet Key' (2016), feature investigative reporter extraordinaire, Seth VerBeek. You will be kept guessing right until the end, with countless plot twists and surprises.

'Mowbray Brothers' and 'Mischief' were earlier prize-winning short fiction pieces.

Debbie is a member of the Australian Society of Authors and the Queensland Writers Centre. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Queensland, and is a human resources professional.

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Review by: theunreliablenarrator on Aug. 31, 2014 :
Debbie Terranova is an engaging writer, able to bring to life 1920s Brisbane in this evocative short story.
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Review by: Ruth Bonetti on Aug. 09, 2014 :
This descriptive and evocative story brings back the era of two boys growing up in 1920s Brisbane.
For a few paragraphs we fear tragedy may lie ahead, and we hold our breath for in a short time we have come to know and like the characters. But this is a rite of passage story about an eight-year old who is propelled to learn to swim. Lucky is a likeable lad with home-cropped straw-coloured hair and freckles; we feel the relief as 'the balm of the river doused the sunburn sting on his legs and back.'
Debbie Terranova draws on all the senses to evoke her scenes; the sounds vary from slap of the tide to the treadle sewing machine's clatter, the click-clack of scissors; the World War 1 songs. There are the aromas; of rotting mangoes, of tobacco, hops and sweat; 'herbal breath' of the mangroves. And the tactile; the sticky heat, the moss-green slime, the brackish water.
These, and the characters, make for an enjoyable read.
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