I wrote this book...to share with the world the way Australian bush life could be for many in the fifties and sixties, and the stark contrast of that simple life against the horror of jungle war as seen through the eyes of a conscript in 1969 – 71.
Brisbane, Queensland Australia (PRWEB) September 18, 2013
In "Down a Country Lane", author Gary Blinco takes the reader on a journey through the raw beauty of the Australian bush and his childhood growing up in a large family, poor and insulated from the rest of the world in the fifties and sixties, then into the stark contrast of the life of a conscript fighting as an infantry soldier in the jungles of Vietnam.
The writing is powerful, descriptive, insightful, emotionally charged and engaging – the reader is suddenly there in the moment for the entire journey.
The book has sold very well in the small market in Australia and is now being offered to an international audience in electronic and paperback formats out of the USA.
“I wrote this book... to share with the world the way Australian bush life could be for many in the fifties and sixties, and the stark contrast of that simple life against the horror of jungle war as seen through the eyes of a conscript in 1969 – 71,” says the author, Gary Blinco.
"Down a Country Lane" is published in eBook format by eBookIt.com and is now available from popular online retailers, including Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and Apple’s iBookstore. It is also available in paperback on Amazon and Barnesandnoble.com as well as most online sellers.
About Gary Blinco
Gary Blinco grew up in the bush on the Darling Downs in Queensland, Australia, during the fifties and early sixties. Compared to broader Australian society, his large family existed in poverty-stricken and primitive circumstances in those days, and the author credits his harsh beginnings with his insight into landscapes and the human condition. He is also a Vietnam Veteran, having completed two tours of duty as an infantry soldier after being conscripted during the National Service era of the late sixties and early seventies.
He gained the rank of Warrant Officer in the army and followed his military career with a successful career in upper management in corporate life in financial services. He now writes and hobby farms on the Fraser Coast in Queensland.
Telephone: 61 0741224036
Gary Blinco has a website via which he can be contacted, and where readers can find previews of his work and links to major distributers. Visit the website at:
Other books by Gary Blinco:
The Wounds of War
Under the Harvest Moon
A Place in Time
The Mystical Swagman
All books are available in E-book and paperback through the usual online retailers.
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