Wine & Cheese Night, Star of the Sea

Book launch of Chocolate Soldier. The Story of a Conchie, 29th October, 2016 A big thank you to all those who attended the book launch and bought a book. Everyone had a wonderful night thanks to St…

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Wine & Cheese Night, Star of the Sea

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Book launch of Chocolate Soldier. The Story of a Conchie, 29th October, 2016

A big thank you to all those who attended the book launch and bought a book.

Everyone had a wonderful night thanks to Star of the Sea parish.

 

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Buy a Book For Christmas

Wine and Cheese Night To-night

29th October at 6.30 pm

The Church Hall – Star of the Sea, Passage Street, Cleveland

6.30 pm       Art Display and Sales

7.30 pm       Book launch by Hazel Barker, author of:

                        Chocolate Soldier. The Story of a Conchie

                       Heaven Tempers the Wind. Story of a War Child

                      Where’s Home Mummy? A Migrant’s Story and

Winner of several short stories in numerous anthologies

                                               In conjunction with

Sing-along led by talented guitarist Anthony Gerada &

                                      Star of the Sea Choir

                        What are you giving as a Christmas Gift?

                                                            Buy

a book from $10, $15 or $20

a crafted wooden bowl from $5

a painting

                                                                      Or

                           Simply indulge in the art display, the music & wine and cheese, 

                                         attend the author talk & enjoy a chocolate

Entry: $5    All proceeds donated to Vinnies for those less fortunate than ourselves

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Book launch of “Encounters” anthology

Encounters. A collection of short stories and poetry was launched on Friday the 21st October at the Carindale library. Four of my short stories have been selected for publication in the anthology. …

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Book launch of “Encounters” anthology

Encounters. A collection of short stories and poetry was launched on Friday the 21st October at the Carindale library.

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Four of my short stories have been selected for publication in the anthology. They are excerpts from Book I of my memoir Heaven Tempers the Wind. Story of a War Child (Armour Books) and my as yet unpublished manuscripts.

The stories are:

An Encounter with my Boss  excerpt from Book II Hope Springs Eternal – Memoir

Death excerpt from Heaven Tempers the Wind. Story of a War Child – Memoir

Milan excerpt from The Soprano Historical Fiction

The Promise of Tomorrow excerpt from Book II Hope Springs Eternal – Memoir

All profits will be donated to the Silky Oak’s family support programs at Manly West. The book is available for purchase at $16 per copy.

For more information email:  carindalewritersgroup@gmail.com

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Heaven Tempers the Wind by Hazel Barker

Review by  Kathy Stewart I knew very little about the conflict in Burma during the Second World War and read this book with great interest. It struck me as the story of many wars, both personal and…

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Heaven Tempers the Wind by Hazel Barker

Review by  Kathy Stewart

I knew very little about the conflict in Burma during the Second World War and read this book with great interest. It struck me as the story of many wars, both personal and on a larger scale, as mother and father come into conflict, as they battle to keep true to their values, and as the father’s growing alcoholism impacts on his nature and his relationship with his family. All this is played out against the backdrop of a vicious and confronting war that had consumed the whole world.

Hazel Barker was just a small child, unable to grasp the enormity of what was about to be thrust upon them when the bombs first fell on her home town, Rangoon. They had lived an idyllic lifestyle, wanting for nothing, but their magical world was soon shattered and they were forced to flee, before being propelled into a battle for their very existence. Facing many hardships, not least of which were famine and the death of a beloved family member, they struggled to keep their family intact while their war raged both internally and externally.

An interesting and honest account of the ravages of war and also of individuals’ struggles to maintain their strong sense of self and of their values.44

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