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Great reviews for Perfect Criminals

| May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Vietnam Romance and Intrigue

| June 26, 2016 | 2 Comments

Ever since I led my first tour to Vietnam I have had this sneaking sense of unease.  I don’t at all understand why the Australian government so willingly joined America’s war in Vietnam but I do get why Australian troops went there, especially the ‘Nashos” (National Servicemen). Britain decided not to get involved (we had […]

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Crash Palace: Bonking, Boozing Backpackers

Crash Palace: Bonking, Boozing Backpackers

| December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

CRASH PALACE, 65 episodes of sex, drugs and soap, set in a Kings Cross, Sydney, backpackers hostel was – as they say – seen all over the world. But then, any Australian show is going to turn up filling a slot somewhere on the TV schedules of the planet, even if it is at 2am […]

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Wendell Sailor: Crossing The Line

Wendell Sailor: Crossing The Line

| November 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Late last year (2012) I was just getting to grips with my latest project, a first person biography of sports star Wendell Sailor.  I was chatting about our work with my partner, Sue Williams.  She was working on her biography of father Bob Maguire and we joked about how you haven’t really got through to […]

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Tunnel Rats

Tunnel Rats

| November 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Allen & Unwin published  Tunnel Rats at the beginning of July 2011.  It’s a major rewrite of ‘No Need For Heroes’ the first-person memoir I wrote for Sandy MacGregor about 15 years before, but updated and re-tooled as a full-blown military history rather than a personal memoir. It’s a real “Boys’ Own” adventure – only […]

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Apartment Living

Apartment Living

| November 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Apartment Living was written by my partner Sue Williams and me in response to the fairly troubled times we faced when we first moved into a new apartment block in Sydney. We ran the whole gauntlet of issues, from a dodgy Executive Committee the chair of which was a little too autocratic and close to […]

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No Need For Heroes

No Need For Heroes

| November 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

After the Koala Who Bounced was finished, my agent Selwa Anthony put me with a former Australian army major called Sandy MacGregor who won the Military Cross for his exploits in the Vietnam War. His men in 3 Field Troop were the first to go down the and explore the incredibly complex Viet Cong tunnel […]

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The Ultimate Guide …

The Ultimate Guide …

| November 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

 Our first book about living in apartments , ingeniously called Apartment Living, led to my weekly Flat Chat column in the Sydney Morning Herald. Ironically, based on the column, Fairfax Publications invited me to write The Ultimate Guide to Buying and Renting Houses and Apartments which is a much more practical and down-to-earth “how-to” book about buying, selling and renting – […]

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The first Tunnel Rats tour

| November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

In February 2012, Sandy MacGregor and I, as co-authors of the best-selling military adventure Tunnel Rats, led  a select group of travellers to where Aussie troops were based in Vietnam, working hard, playing harder, and creating the legend of the Tunnel Rats. That tour, which had guests ranging from young blokes in their 20s to one […]

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Travel

| November 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’ve done a bit of travel writing in my time and in recent years I have even become a travel guide, taking my own tour to Vietnam (with Sandy MacGregor, to retrace the footsteps of the sappers of 3 Field troop, celebrated in Tunnel Rats and A Sappers War. Here’s the best of what I’ve […]

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