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I don’t believe in genres and I think a novel should be as long as it takes to tell the story. Everything I write starts with ordinary people, but usually something strange happens to them and they have to deal with the consequences. In this new age of Indie Authors we are free to write what we enjoy. If you wish to stay in the comfort zone read ‘Quarter Acre Block’ inspired by my family’s experience as Ten Pound Pommies. If you dare to take a chance, I have just completed my ‘Triangle ‘ of novels, the ‘Brief Encounters Trilogy’ . Set in the early years of this century, three very different narrators tell their part of the story.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Janet Gogerty is a novelist, short story writer and blogger. She has four novels and two anthologies published on Amazon Kindle and her short stories have appeared on line, on paper and in audio. Janet is an author member of Goodreads
and this is where you will find her ‘Sandscript’ blog.
http://www.ccsidewriter.co.uk/ On her website find out about her books and read an illustrated Beachwriter’s Blog. You can also relax with your coffee and enjoy flash fiction.
December 1963: As autumn brought dark evenings and the walls of their terraced house closed in, George began visiting Australia house in his lunch hour.
Many Ten Pound Pommies emigrated to Australia in the 1960's.
George and Helen Palmer looked at the brochures and imagined a new life for their four children. If they went they could never afford to come back, they would never see their families again.
Most migrant families had never been on an aeroplane or left Britain before, none of them could go on holiday first to see what it was like.
Ten year old Jennifer sees it all as a huge adventure. 'Quarter Acre Block' follows mother and daughter's very different experiences as they cross to the other side of The World.