The Europeans

A Saga of Settlement Down Under

by Gerry Burke



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/28/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781532077784
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781532077807
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 230
ISBN : 9781532077791

About the Book

IT WAS A LAND OF HOPE AND GLORIOUS POSSIBILITY and the Europeans arrived in droves, including Bing McKeon, Peter Papadopoulos and Matthew O’Gorman. Their dramatic story unfolds in the mountains of Northern Victoria and extends through a lifetime of challenges including arson, kidnap and murder. Amidst the backdrop of equestrian and thoroughbred competition, the very beautiful Lydia turns heads as quickly as her father makes money. The black mark that stains his character is known to few, but fans the flames of an endless feud, uncompromising and unfortunate.

About the Author

Gerry Burke’s writing credentials were formulated during his time as an advertising copywriter with a number of international agencies. His output was prolific, especially in the category of humour, and it is no coincidence his books are amusing and imaginative. The author’s career in advertising took him to Britain, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore and a number of Australian cities, and he has previously called on his memories to provide locations for his stories. The Europeans is Gerry’s 11th published volume and he returns to his home base of Victoria for the setting of this novel. Admittedly, a number of the characters border-hop into South Australia, but he has also done that and remembers the experience with affection. For the enthusiastic owner and breeder that he is, few of Gerry’s stories have centred on the Sport of Kings; but the thoroughbreds supply peripheral action in this page-turner, as do the wild brumbies of the high country and the eventing horses of the star-crossed lovers. The author is a renowned animal lover and shares digs with two stuffed cats, a family of doves and some nocturnal possums. Gerry is single and lives in Melbourne, Australia