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Author Talk - Tony Park 'Ghosts of the Past' (Adults, 16+) (Gungahlin Libra...

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This program is suitable for adults aged 16+

All programs are free. Bookings are essential.


Meet thriller author Tony Park as he discusses his latest novel "Ghosts of the Past".

Based on a true story, 'Ghosts of the Past' tells the story of broken down journalist Nick Eatwell. Nick has just lost his job, but his day is brightened when a fellow reporter, South African Susan Vidler, comes into his life looking for his help with a story.

Susan is chasing information about Nick’s great uncle, Cyril Blake, who fought in the Boer War and later joined a struggle for independence across the border in the German colony of South West Africa, now Namibia. A long-lost manuscript proves Nick’s forebear was a somewhat reluctant hero. Soldier, deserter, cattle rustler and freedom fighter, Blake spent his last years on earth helping a lost cause before the Kaiser’s forces ordered his assassination.

In Germany, historian Anja Berghoff is researching the origins of the famed desert horses of Namibia. She’s also interested in Blake and an Irish-German firebrand and spy, Claire Martin, with whom Cyril had an affair. Nick and Anja head to Africa on the trail of a legend, but someone else is delving into the past, looking for clues to the secret location of a missing horde of gold - that’s worth killing for.

Tony Park has worked as a reporter, a press secretary, a PR consultant and a freelance writer. He is also a Major in the Australian Army Reserve and served in Afghanistan in 2002. Tony and his wife divide their time between Sydney and southern Africa where they own a home on the border of the Kruger National Park. He is the author of fifteen novels set in Africa, Far Horizon, Zambezi, African Sky, Safari, Silent Predator, Ivory, The Delta, African Dawn, Dark Heart, The Prey, The Hunter, An Empty Coast, Red Earth, The Culland Captive, and co-author of Part of the Pride (with Kevin Richardson), War Dogs (with Shane Bryant), The Grey Man (with John Curtis) and The Lost Battlefield of Kokoda and Walking Wounded (with Brian Freeman).

Tony is a keen supporter of several charities concerned with wildlife and people in Africa. He is a Patron of Painted Dog Conservation Inc, a charity supporting the endangered African Painted Dog. Tony welcomes the opportunity to talk about Africa, his travels, and his writing, and loves to hear from people who have read his books.

Tony will be availble to sign books after the event.

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  • Bookings are essential.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to check in; this assists the program to run on schedule.
  • Places are limited to ensure the best possible experience. If you can't attend please let us know as soon as possible so we can offer your place to someone else.
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