When I was asked for an Australian Christmas novel by my British editor, I was at a loss what to do. ‘Why not write about how we met?’ my darling wife, Anne suggested. So I did, with loads of artistic licence of course. My home was there in the western suburbs of Sydney. The shopping centre at Burwood was there too in some alternate reality.
Mirror versions of Anne, our daughter Lianne joined me in 1960’s Sydney as we all embarked on an adventure of discovering the true beauty of Australia around Christmas. I found it fun to weave reality and fantasy together in this beautiful love story.
Christmas Down Under was published in the UK in December 2018 and was on the shelves of many supermarkets and newsagents there in the lead up to Christmas.
In 2019 Ulverscroft Publishing agreed to publish a large print version to be sold to libraries in Britain, Australia, Canada, the United States and New Zealand. This came out in November 2019, my first book in the Linford Romance Series.
This large print version can’t be purchased but your local library can order it if you are interested. The ISBN number is on the info below.
Excerpt from Christmas Down Under