Recently published – A Country To be Reckoned With
The story of a country and a man: George Matcham Pitt (GM), farmer, entrepreneur, founder of one of Australia’s first stock and stations agents, and my great great grandfather.
The extraordinary tale of early colonial Australia as seen through the eyes of Mary Pitt, a widow of 53 with five children ( and my four times great grandmother), who voluntarily migrated from her home in Dorset in 1801 to live in a penal colony.
Hidden in an attic for nearly 100 years this recently discovered ‘secret’ diary reveals the scandalous adventures of a respectable 1920s Englishwoman and mother of three, as she discovers for the first time that sex, even at her (slightly) advanced age, can be fun. (Names have been changed to protect reputations.)
A Country To Be Reckoned With tells the story of a country and a man: George Matcham Pitt (GM), farmer, entrepreneur, master of rhetoric, founder of one of Australia’s first stock and stations agents, and my great great grandfather.
It is a sequel to The Worst Country in the World, about GM Pitt’s grandmother Mary Matcham Pitt (and my four times great grandmother), which sets out to try to understand why a 53-year-old widow with five children decided to emigrate to a penal colony in 1801.
The Unlikely Adventures of Claudia Faraday is a novel set in 1920s England, about a respectable society lady and mother of three discovering a surprising form of liberation in her middle years.
Click here to read a sample chapter of A Country To Be Reckoned With.
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Click here to hear me talking about A Country on ABC Radio Tamworth.
All books are available as ebooks on Amazon, Kobo, Nook and Apple
and in paperback at Amazon, Angus & Robertson, Booktopia and The Book Depository
London, December 2018