who is in Sydney this evening??


If it’s you-the reader- please go to the Sapore Restaurant in the Italian plaza- Norton St Leichhardt-for the 2nd print launch of Broken Rhythms.Author Rosamund Dallow-moi! and emerging writer Katherine Delaney will discuss the thorny path of producing a book,

Author with historian-

Author with historian-NZ

the audience is welcome to join in-there’ll be a reading & book signing- & for $10 entry you get a glass of wine & Italian nibbles- so- do I see you there? The more the merrier-(that’s possibly yet another Bill Shakespeare quote- can’t get away from him-)

Bastille Day-le Quatorze Juillet 1789


Vive La France! but I didn’t always feel that way.I think that many Kiwis remember the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior in a New Zealand harbour-an act of terrorism against a sovereign country,and an ally that lost many of its men to the terrible war zones in France – an act that caused the loss of a man’s life-and the subsequent humiliating terms NZ was forced to accept.Long ago, I know- but the shadow remains.
But- the sun is shining, & I will probably sing the French national anthem tonight-What a great tune!

A busy week-


working to get the 2nd print of my book ready, with a talk event Tuesday week-seeing good friends-

and feeling deeply for the poor souls on the seas looking for  sanctuary. What have we become, in this mighty country? 


Napier New Zealand Book Launch



I’ve just had an exciting trip to NZ to launch Broken Rhythms in Napier, the city shown on my book cover. It was held in the Gatsby Room of the art deco hotel the Masonic, which features in the earthquake chapter in the book. I’ve since heard from a 101 year old lady who is one of the last survivors of that 1931 disaster. She wants a copy of Broken Rhythms!