Peter Hadley

Biography

I am an Australian author living in Canberra. I write historical fiction and books about achieving self-sufficiency in a suburban vegetable garden. I have published three books:

Return to Rabaul – an epic story about Australians in WWI;
The Philosophy of Slow Vegetable Gardening - about turning my back yard into a sustainable self-sufficient vegetable garden; and
Ten Vegetables for Self-Sufficiency.

I also write crime novels under the pen name PM Wells. The first novel in a proposed series 'Dark Intentions' was published in 2012. I published the second novel, Twisted Desires in 2014. Both novels are set in Canberra and star crime solving duo criminologist Mike Bales and private investigator Kate Watkins.

Books

Ten Vegetables for Self-Sufficiency
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Price: Free! Words: 4,330. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014 by Harry Maxwell Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
(5.00)
This book recommends 10 vegetable plants which will produce food all year round. All the advice in this book is based on my experience of over 20 years of growing vegetables for self-sufficiency in the dry, temperate climate of Canberra, Australia. Note: I update this book occasionally with new information about my vegetables. These areas are marked (New).
Return to Rabaul
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 137,580. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012 by Harry Maxwell Publications. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
An inspiring story of love, loss and courage. In 1914, Private Francis Milne lands in Rabaul with the Australian army to capture New Guinea. Instead, his life is changed when he meets and falls in love with Asami, a Japanese girl sold into sexual slavery. Determined to rescue her, he must fight powerful forces to save her. Struck down with malaria, he returns home but vows that he will find her.
The Philosophy of Slow Vegetable Gardening
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,830. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011 by Harry Maxwell Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Sustainable living
This book is the story of how I developed a productive vegetable garden that provides my family with an all year round supply of fresh, chemical-free vegetables, and saves us thousands of dollars a year. I have discovered the benefits of slow vegetable gardening, which encourages me to appreciate and savour my vegetable garden while philosophising on the world and living in harmony with nature.

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