Bringing Home The Ashes

Bringing Home The Ashes

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Following the death of Australian Graham Pleasance in England, Barry Paterson travels from Tasmania with his wife and sister-in-law to bring his friend's ashes back to his childhood home, via a European river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. Graham had always fancied going on one, so now, in a way, he would. In Basingstoke, England, crematorium worker and part-time underworld courier, Kresnik Begovic, is looking for a chance to set things right after a failed delivery. When the burly Bosnian refugee encounters the mild-mannered Tasmanian retiree at a Basingstoke funeral parlour, their fates become intertwined. Has somebody interfered with the small oak casket that Barry is carrying in his back-pack and is he really bringing home the ashes of his mate? "A gentle romp through three continents and many countries, Bringing Home the Ashes is a delightful tale of family, friends and unforeseen fortunes."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 133.35 x 203.2 x 18.54mm | 362.87g
  • The Book Reality Experience
  • Australia
  • English
  • 0648949702
  • 9780648949701
  • 2,441,975

About Jamieson Allom

Following his retirement from a long and successful career as an architect, Jamieson found time to re-kindle his long-standing enjoyment of the written word, as well his boyhood passion for art. His 'proper' career saw him direct a flourishing, high-profile practice in Hobart, Tasmania, and rise to the position of national president of the Australian Institute of Architects. Along the way he held a number of community positions, including a stint as a capital city alderman. From the practical and regulatory strictures of architecture, Jamieson has returned to the differently daunting freedom of unfettered creativity inherent in writing and visual art. These two areas of interest gave rise late in 2013 to the publication of 'Over the Hill', a little book of his poetry and artwork. His first novel, 'MISSING', was published in 2017 by Forty South Publishing. It tells the story of a young man's quest to discover the truth behind his father's disappearance in the Tasmanian wilderness.
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