. “Don’t tolerate environmental destruction by the profiteers,” encourages Bond. “It can be worse than that of war.”
Sandy Bay, Australia (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
As bombs fell on London during the Second World War, children were taken to the countryside for safety. Alan Bond left the damaged streets of London for the pristine rural land of Devon. Years later, he witnessed the destruction of untouched land as he and his partner sailed off the coast of the Tasman Sea. His new book, “Falling Bombs and Sirens Songs (published by Balboa Press) tells the story of his lifelong voyage.
“The book describes a world very different from the ordinary with episodes of painful 20th century history and sailing in the days of sextant and compass navigation with a liberal leavening of humour,” he says.
On his voyage, Bond saw how the Tasman Sea coastline was being destroyed by developers, and it reminded him of his childhood in London as the bombs fell. Compelled by this comparison, Bond hopes to show how development is destroying the quiet and beauty of special places as easily as war.
Bond contrasts the destruction that war brings with the destruction that development has on the environment. “Don’t tolerate environmental destruction by the profiteers,” encourages Bond. “It can be worse than that of war.”
About the Author
Alan Bond was born in suburban London on the eve of war and was later relocated to Devon to live with relatives. He earned his degree in medicine and moved to Tasmania to practise as an anaesthetist. After his marriage ended, he took to the sea with an Australian girl.
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