Phil Latz


Phil, was born in a church Hostel in isolated Central Australia - no doctor there. He grew up on a Lutheran Mission in desert isolation with Aboriginal friends and ate snakes, lizards, grubs & ants. He survived penny-less Church boarding school life after a 3 day, 1000 mile steam train trip. Then various different apprenticeships, underground mining, a broken heart and love affairs. Persistence saw him morph into a world-wide chopper mechanic/pilot/manager. The media declared him dead at various times but his `angel' saw him through.
Religious problems and skiing in Europe were followed by a society wedding in England, living/working in countries from Fiji to UK, before divorce occured. Phil was involved with con-men, suffered near ruin, and saw corruption in many countries. He describes his amazing, `paid to see the world' life in frank detail and shows examples. Further info & reviews are on his website & at Amazon.

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Laughs, Lies & Limericks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,660. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
This selection of racy and irreverent limericks is taken from Lorraine’s extensive collection of poetry. Anyone except prudes can enjoy a good laugh at her whimsical depiction of the human condition. Many different subjects are covered, most from the bawdy belly side of the tracks. Kiwi’s are known for their earthy view of life, her limericks are no exception. Enjoy her naughty look at life.

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Smashwords book reviews by Phil Latz

  • The Convict and her Doctor on Oct. 26, 2011

    Ken has taken on the difficult task of portraying many different characters, including their topical use of words in a historical,19th century setting. And succeeded magnificently, in my view, right up to the dramatic ending. The convict heroine of this book, Millie, becomes a cunning, feisty woman of statue after her early debauched servitude beginning at the age of 14, in a working man’s London brothel. Millie’s introverted and limping physician surgeon follows a circuitous route to his involvements with her, and their journey to Australia on a convict ship. The author’s extensive researching of nautical matters concerning convict transportation and medical practices during that period are very enlightening and also chilling. The detailed account of medical instruments, drugs used and procedures of the time made me shudder. Imagine subjecting yourself to amputation of a limb without anaesthetic! All succinctly told with the authority of a medical practitioner. I feel this page turning saga will enlighten, involve and reward the reader on many levels and highly recommend Ken’s book to you.