An immigrant's tale of an untamed country Alexander Gibson, my father, was a young Englishman who with his brother settled in Australiain the 1920s. The brothers each married one of the Solomon sisters just prior to the Great Depression.The Taciturn Man begins just after the Second World War when Alexander took up a roughbush sheep-grazing block in isolation among the tall trees of New England (New South Wales). I was born in 1937, and so I was just three years old when my father went to war, and age eightwhen he returned. Fortunately, by then I was old enough to absorb much of the material for thiscollection which I hope you will now enjoy. Praise for qThe Taciturn Manq qA delightful memoir with all the emotions of life itself-seriousness, humor, joy and sadnessand more. The author's observations of people and lively writing style make ita great bedside book to be savored, rather than hurried through.q --Deborah K. Frontiera, author of Fighting CPS: Guilty Until Proven Innocentof Child Protective Services Charges qThe Taciturn Man is a trip through Australia's countryside that feels like a nostalgic summerbreeze as Gibson's personal narrative reveals its beauty, culture, and history through his ownexperiences and unique voice.q --Susan Violante, author of qInnocent War: Behind an Immigrant's Pastq About the AuthorGeoffrey Gibson grew up in rural Australia in the 1940s, earned his keep as a jackeroo (farmhand), had a brief stint in the Army, followed by thirty years as a suburban real estate agent inSydney. He has dabbled in politics, and in retirement now spends his time writing, surfing andmucking about with friends on the state's South coast. From the World Voices Series www.ModernHistoryPress.comAs I imagine, the authors make more money selling their books than they ever did while holding down a proper job of their ... With all this proliferation of advice, it is little wonder that most job interviews turn out to be much the same. I find that if I dona#39;t put myself out, I get the job, and then have to decide if I really want it. ... Having left a quiet life in the country, I had arrived in Sydney, an earnest young man, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Taciturn Man|
|Publisher||:||Loving Healing Press - 2011|