If you are a lover of Western Australian historical fiction or are interested in having an author come and talk to your book club or library, then check out Linda J. Bettenay! She is a dynamic and entertaining story teller/public speaker, who has written the books Wishes for Starlight and Secrets Mothers Keep. Her latest book, The Apple Core Wars, will definitely be a compelling read for your members if they enjoyed her previous books and many testimonials about the book affirm this.
If interested, please contact Linda via the following:
Phone: 9496 2992
Mobile: 04 0949 6282
About the book
The Apple Core Wars is the story of Second World War soldiers Jacky Bellamy and Charlie Parkin, who shift from being enemies to mates. The Apple Core Wars contrasts the boys' early lives, when petty rivalries seem so important, against the inhumane atrocities inflicted on them as POWs - where life could be spared or taken at any time. Over their internment a mateship arises - Jackie and Charlie find they have more in common than divides them. The book continues the lives of characters introduced in Linda Bettenay's previous books Secrets Mothers Keep and Wishes for Starlight. Readers will enjoy the reappearance of Marco, Arthur, Macca, Mary, Mibs, Eustace and Bluey as their lives continue in the orchards of the Perth hills and in various locations over the depression era and WW2. The Apple Core Wars is based on a true story of the enormous sacrifice made by the Parkin family of Roleystone, Western Australia. This tale shows that in times of real adversity it is only friendship which gets you through.