Gangsters and Whores
Gangsters and Whores had me captivated from start to finish We have all heard of the Tilly Devine’s, Kate Leigh’s and Squizzy Taylor’s as part of our history but in reality, speaking for myself, knew nothing about them.
Garry S Willmott has brought these and many more of the colourful folk from that era to life in this book, including photos of them, the places they lived and the areas and places they frequented. I can now understand what their life must have been like and why they lived as they did. There is a special place in my heart for Tilly Devine, achieving what she did after such a traumatic childhood. Absolutely a book everyone should read and learn more about our history.
In a delightful romp down memory lane, funny, factual and fast Garry has brought back many memories good and bad from the 'roaring 60's'.
Garry's style of mixing fact with some fiction makes it incredibly easy to read, cover to cover in one sitting.
A great read for anyone that was there even if you can remember it.
The Fab Sixties
Caught Between Two Worlds
CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
Garry's story-based historical plight of Vietnam in its bid to release itself from the shackles of colonialism
cleverly intertwines factual and fictional in a fast-paced, gripping and easy to read the story. While a few facets of the
war are retold in great detail the book focuses on the exciting personal story of an Aussie soldier and
a Vietnamese girl during the conflict. The story continues post-conflict, with the couple running a successful global business
and with the help of military friends and serious weaponry destroy a murderous, drug trafficking ring.
The writer obviously knows the history of this part of the world and has woven a thread of intrigue and mayhem throughout
the book up to the very last paragraph. Very well written, highly enjoyable and a book that can be read in one sitting.
I look forward to Garry's next book and hope it will be as good as this one.