Comments & Reviews
engineer father spent some of the war in Timor and
recalled many of the events. I enjoyed the book but it was too
precise and detailed in places... but what do you expect when
an engineer writes a novel. Liked the story a lot though.
Alistair Van Coeverden, NSW, Australia
the book but too slow in places - and the story whilst
quite good just failed to grab me. Andy, HK
As promised I read Kuda Puti. My only criticism is that it
dragged in places and the edit could have been tougher. Even
so, a good
story, well chronicled and otherwise flowed well. The Timor and Dutch
segments were strong and the finale came as quite a surprise.
Overall most enjoyable! Good going, Brian.
J J Barrie,
& Author HK
are Forever ...
Story of Love, Intrigue and Lust!
Brian Holland's debut novel KUDA PUTI
is a classic tale of a young girl suffering from memory loss,
her search for both her lost years and the family
Wartime rape, lust, horrors and murder are buried deep in her mind for another fifty years... Too late the truths emerge. A powerful story set in
the rugged beauty of Western Australia, the jungles of Timor and in the Netherlands.
From the shadow she heard the booming voice. His lip curled,
spitting out the words with venom. 'He’s dead; I’ll take his share too.'
The towering figure took the envelope, a crooked smile
encompassing his face. He slipped the stones into his pocket, grunted and looked down. Her eyes followed. His feet were under water. Something was
wrong! Inside the seaplane, there should not be any water...
'What have you done, you little bitch?' She could see water
bubbling from a hole in the fuselage next to a lifeless body floating face down.
'You shot a hole in the plane,' she replied.
She wondered where her calm came from, considering her situation - trapped in a flying boat on the high seas with a dead man and a homicidal maniac.
story, spanning seventy years, tells of despair and hope, and
love won and lost. When World War II was finally over,
migrants from all over the world arrived in Australia to
escape the hardships they had endured. They made lives for
themselves despite the prejudices levelled by the old
Australians. Refugees was not the buzzword then – they were
migrants, the new Australians. This is one of their stories...
Published 26 August 2012
ISBN 978 1477632628
RELEASED MAY 2013
Format:153 x 229 mm
US Trade Paperback
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Australian artist and illustrator -
- produced the wonderful images.
OLIVER the OIL PUMP
A fully illustrated children's book for the young at
heart... and 7-14 year olds. An ideal goodnight book for
The story of a little oil pump sent off to Indonesia to
pump oil out of the ground. He is different from other pumps -
not only can he talk but he loves making friends.
The story takes
him from the factory where he was made in the USA, by train,
container ship and a barge pulled by a tugboat, then by truck
to an oilfield on Sumatra.
deep in the jungle, he meets all manner of animals -
elephants, a tiger and a cobra, birds and a mischievous
For years, he
happily pumps oil and entertains his friends until one day it
all changes ... fire threatens.
10 December 2013
ISBN 978 1480026230
RELEASED MARCH 2014
Format:220 x 220 mm
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