My three books to date are – From Rag Trade to Mag Trade, the business story and biography of fashion designer Annah Stretton; The Long Way Home, the story of a British child migrant sent to an Australian farm school in 1950; and When the Doors Go Up, the 50 year history of the Woodend Volunteer Fire Brigade.

In addition to researching and writing the books, I managed the design and printing process for both The Long Way Home and When the Doors Go Up.

FromRagTradetoMagTrade The Long Way Home
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I’m currently writing my fourth book, a collection of stories about the dramatic impact of the Second World War on six Kiwis. This is due for release in 2018!