Gilbert J Hardwick

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A Somewhat Different Life
Price: $7.20 USD. Words: 68,460. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013 by Gilbert J Hardwick. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Highly erotic yet at once intensely heart-moving, 'A Somewhat Different Life' traces the career of Jim Harris, afflicted with a lone, detached writer’s mind and a kind heart, from his own bush childhood through the loss of virginity of his soul-friend Lauro; unknowing heir to a minor Italian castle, then in turn the hippy indigo child Bhavah, and finally the lost part-Aboriginal ward Daniel.
The Black Cats Brotherhood
Price: $9.60 USD. Words: 190. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013 by Gilbert J Hardwick. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
English language edition of the winning entry in the Sandu Florea Award for the Best Romanian Comic 2010, SuperCostel and the Black Cats Brotherhood is an hilarious yet heartwarming send-up on terrorism and global paranoia. A must buy!
The Boy Runners and the Deargbeithíoch
Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 31,050. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013 by Gilbert J Hardwick. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
In this young adult neopagan supernatural fantasy rewrite of Edmund Spenser’s Elizabethan poem 'The Faerie Queene', nine young Irish boys in 11th Century Leinster were made precocious through elven magic, and trained as message runners.
The Celtic Circle
Price: $5.40 USD. Words: 22,320. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012 by Gilbert J Hardwick. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
On a windswept coast, not far from Lindisfarne, a small Celtic community have found security. Did the gods lead them there? A dying grandmother struggles to recite their tale, which is then seen through the eyes of younger characters.
Price: $3.60 USD. Words: 12,370. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012 by Gilbert J Hardwick. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
The three-part Podwarp series is a coming-of-age story about a great techno-dystopian city enclosed in an energy shield, in contrast with the rough outside life of gaucho villagers who work to feed the place. One podling boy, solxv98fg6, nicknamed Sola, learns to turn his brain implant down and assert his own thoughts. He forgets to log into the System and the Pod thinks he’s been processed.
The Hunt for Barney
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012 by Gilbert J Hardwick. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A short fun-fantasy of a boy being hunted by the Egyptian God Anubis and his baying hounds while out skateboarding, until aided by winged Horus he escapes through a violent cyclone and wins his bet.
The Safe House
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 34,970. Language: Australian English. Published: February 7, 2012 by Gilbert J Hardwick. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Alex and his Aboriginal blood-brother Peter run into new friends when they arrive in the West to start University. They meet Nicolas with his two wives and one husband, the Asperger's kid too handsome for his own good, but something is seriously not right.
An Easy Guide to Making Leather at Home
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012 by Gilbert J Hardwick. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals
A easy, straightforward guide for Permaculturists and hobbyists on converting animal skins to useful leather products at home.
Economically Useful Plants for Northern Australia
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012 by Gilbert J Hardwick. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Handbooks & Manuals
An important master list of hundreds economically useful native plants for northern Australia, catalogued as wet areas and aquatic plants, ground storey grass and shrubs, middle storey bushes and trees, and upper storey trees.
Educating Nicolas
Price: $9.70 USD. Words: 82,680. Language: Australian English. Published: January 12, 2012 by Gilbert J Hardwick. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Handsome and intelligent Nicolas was a mistake, so his mother says, and he is beaten and neglected until an eccentric old man with a speech impediment arrives in a truck and changes his life.
Price: $5.60 USD. Words: 32,530. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012 by Gilbert J Hardwick. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
A strange white boy arrives suddenly in a remote outback community, driving an old truck with a dead body in the back and a fortune in gems stashed under the chassis. Who is he, and what is he doing way out there?
The Inheritor
Price: $9.40 USD. Words: 78,220. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012 by Gilbert J Hardwick. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The tale of a shy, dreamy 12 year-old who suddenly discovers that he is heir to a vast outback cattle empire.

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Smashwords book reviews by Gilbert J Hardwick

  • Milk and Oranges on Feb. 23, 2012

    It may be a culture and gender difference, even for a work styled as 'women's fiction, but I found these stories gossipy and ingenuous. I don't believe most women, or women outside a certain limited bourgeoisie would find it especially entertaining. Adventure travel to different cultures and places, and close engagement with a much broader range of personalities would help fill out this writer.