Gary is fascinated by the contradictions in the human condition, criminology, science, politics and also with ancient and recent Mediterranean history. He was born and grew up in Australia. Although Gary first studied literature and politics, he pursued a career as a lawyer and law professor in Australia, Switzerland and in Hong Kong, writing a couple of dozen law-related academic and educational books and dozens of academic articles.
Over the last couple of decades he changed his life focus to sailing the South China Sea, then raising horses in south-west France. Although he still does some academic writing, his first passion is literature. He has written some one-act plays but his first significant published novel is BEGINNINGS: Where A Life Begins, completed until 2013.
Gary is based in south-west France and is writing the second novel in this two-part series and other fiction books, notably a memoir focusing on dogs and his early years growing up in Australia in the 1950s and early 1960s. Gary is married with grown-up children and grandchildren.
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Beginnings : Where A Life Begins
by Gary Heilbronn
It is early 1939 and the end of the Spanish Civil War as young Maria Abene, heavily pregnant and with a tiny son to care for, frantically flees Franco’s fascist forces across the border dividing the colorful Basque countries of Spain and France. Tragedy and an ancient cycle of murder and revenge stalk her every step. An epic historical tale of genetic memories and time-travel spanning millenia
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