I was so pleased to read Geoff Woodland's fantastic review of my new book, Journey from Walara. He's been very generous.
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Journey from Walara - review written by Geoff Woodland
After reading Wind from Danyari I had to read the
sequel, Journey from Walara, by West Australian author, Laurel Lamperd.
Hennessy boys go to war, Danny to England to be trained as a bomber pilot, and
Will joins the Australian Army and is sent to New Guinea. The story begins in
the time of innocence in Australia of 1939. The author showed me the lives of
people in outback Australia of that time, and how their innocence changed as the
Lamperd has the knack of describing the conditions of north
west Australia to such an extent that she has my mouth dry from wind blown sand,
only to be washed clean in the next chapter by watered down beer in a London pub
on a damp wet night, after a bombing raid over Germany. Her description of the
Kakoda trail, the mud, the tropical heat and rain, with the expectation of
fighting the Japanese brings to life the bestiality of man when at war.
not a story of war, but a story of a family caught up in a war. How
relationships are made and broken, some deliberate others beyond control of the
character. I read the book on a Kindle and after I’d finished, the characters
and the locations stuck in my mind for days, even though I was travelling and
seeing new places. A well told story.