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October 9, 2019

Its disappointing to see that the rate of bowel cancer is increasing amongst younger people.

Bowel cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer.

I wrote my memoir "Running the Marathon with Cancer" partly to encourage others to be tested and to hopefully avoid w...

June 29, 2019

My latest book is getting closer to being available. It's currently with my editor.

The book tells the story of how six wonderful looking clipper ships built in North America but registered in Liverpool were commissioned to bring large numbers of emigrants to the Austra...

February 3, 2019

Some alarming data released recently showing that the age of people being diagnosed with bowel cancer is falling. There are apparently now young people in their twenties with bowel cancer. While we have known for a long time that the rate is higher in developed countri...

December 6, 2018

The Ship Shackamaxon was built in hiladelphia USA in 1851. She was launched on 10 July and put to sea on 2 August. She was a large clipper style vessel of 1241 tons, 170 foot long, a beam of 37 foot 6 inches and drawing 16 foot 3 inches forward and 17 foot 3 inches aft...

June 9, 2018

Have just received another comment on my book "Farewell to Old England Forever". This time from a reader in Trentham, Victoria:

'Have finished "Farewell to Old England Forever" - what a great read. Loved it!'

If you are interested in nineteenth-century Australian history...

May 24, 2018

I have been fortunate to have received lots of very positive feedback from readers about my book: 'Running the Marathon with Cancer'. The following from a reader in Adelaide was particularly special and made me feel a little emotional:

"The book, wonderfully written, pa...

May 9, 2018

Media Coverage

Lots of recent media coverage about the importance of exercise during treatment for cancer including while having chemotherapy. Oncologists and other doctors and recommending exercise concurrently with treatment.


The side effects from...

April 1, 2018

In all my books on nineteenth century Australian history I have used lots of pictorial material (drawings, paintings, black and white photographs, etc) as a way of enhancing the stories about people, places and events. As a writer I consider that I am fortunate to have...

December 2, 2017

If you have an ambition to one day run 42.2 kilometres (26 miles 385 yards) by completing a marathon then the latest edition of  "A Guide to Running Your First Marathon" might be just the motivation and guide you need. Just released, the third edition (expanded and upd...

October 25, 2017

The book (Running the Marathon with Cancer) has been launched and now the publisher, Balboa Press has released a video on U Tube. Very dramatic. Take a look - https://youtu.be/tPqJxm1oCLc

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June 29, 2019