On the 2nd of September this year we celebrate Fathers Day in Australia. It is a day for people to show their appreciation for fathers and father figures. Is there a special person in your life that you know would appreciate a story of “a grandson’s story of an ordinary man’s war…. an incredible tale of survival and the indomitable Aussie spirit”?
I have 2 copies of this heroic narrative to give away. It easy to enter, you must be an Australian resident and in the comments section on this post tell me the last book by Hachette you read or that want to read. Entries close on the 24th of August 2018. https://www.hachette.com.au/hachette-australia/
***Winners have been notified** Books will be posted this week.
The Bulldog Track
This is the story of Tom Phelps and the ‘other Kokoda Track’. Seventy-five years later, Tom’s grandson, award-winning actor and writer Peter Phelps, is sharing this inspiring tale of resilience and survival.
March 1942: The world is at war. Too old to fight and with jobs scarce at home, Tom Phelps found work as a carpenter in the goldfields of the New Guinea Highlands. No one expected the Japanese to attack in the Pacific. But they did.
Tom and his mates weren’t going to hang around and wait to be killed. With escape routes bombed by the Japanese, their only option was to try to reach safety by foot, through some of the most rugged terrain on Earth – the Bulldog Track.
Back home in Sydney, Rose Phelps, their son, George, and three daughters, Joy, Shirley and Ann, waited for news of Tom’s fate. George watched the horrors of war unfold on newsreels knowing his dad was ‘over there’.
Travelling by foot, raft, canoe, schooner, train, luck and courage, Tom Phelps, half-starved and suffering malaria, would eventually make it home. His stories of New Guinea would lead his son and grandson to their own experiences with the country.
The Bulldog Track is a grandson’s story of an ordinary man’s war. It is an incredible tale of survival and the indomitable Aussie spirit.