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Some Antipodean Musings of An Octogenarian Pom-bookcover

By: Ignatius Gee

Some Antipodean Musings of An Octogenarian Pom

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When the author reached the age of eighty, and was no longer able to travel much, he began to put a few words on paper; his motivation was to keep his mind alert as his muscles weakened. Some of these ‘musings’ attempted to be amusing, without much success. Others were reactions to articles in the Australian newspaper, in the days when he could afford to have it delivered every day. Then he got carried away and began to deliberately wear different hats; a sportswriter one day, a current affairs commentator on another day, an arrogant book-reviewer the next.

All the opinions expressed are his own, based upon wide reading and a good memory, so that ideas spawned by a book on theoretical physics began to mix with stories of the Brith Raj in India. And his sound Catholic upbringing, based on his father’s love of Rerum Novarum, began to embrace the results of living for a while in a strongly Buddhist society.

So, if you are looking for historical accuracy you will not find it here: he has kept no notes or references; what is in his head has leaked out through his word-processer. It is curiously therapeutic; a bit like going to Confession but not quite.

The author is a retired former mathematics and computer science teacher, having taught in a grammar school, college of education and sixth form college, with nine years’ service in the Royal Navy as a young man. Since retiring he has become interested in local history and has had some titles published. This is his first venture into fiction writing, but he has also amused himself for many years by writing unpublished essays on current affairs, education and in fact anything on which he wished to express an opinion. He came to live in Australia, together with his wife of 40 years, in 2001 to be near his son, daughter and their children.

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