A lifelong journalist and observer of humanity. Born in Glasgow, Scotland. Former editor of The Borneo Bulletin newspaper, editor with Reuters in London, founder and editor of The Darling Newspaper in Western Australia. Memoirs include Bugles At Sunset (twilight of the Raj) and Gone To Bed (pioneering the suburban newspaper in Western Australia).
A British migrant family, determined to prosper, created a newspaper to dazzle the forested suburbs east of Perth, Western Australia. Over 21 years it battled media giants to pioneer the state's suburban press. This memoir relates the odd events and zany characters met along the way, starting without capital in a derelect haunted hotel. It shows how any community is a trove of wonder.
A children’s favourite in Southeast Asia for 1000 years, the little Mousedeer outsmarts jungle bullies. Each of the ten stories is self-contained, and authentic to the tradition of imparting correct behaviour. As every Mum knows, a child needs guidance. The well-proven method of centuries is employed here, read-aloud fun. Ages 4 and up.
Strange yet true, American Olympian Jesse Owens encountered, and personally confirmed, a sprinting freak in the Malayan jungle in the 1950s. Reported first-hand by a witness to the event, it also gives rare insight into the great athlete’s humble nature. Reporter Charles Bryce accompanied Owens in this visit to frontline troops.