A wartime tragedy sparks a British teenager's dream of moving to Australia: a dream that turns into a reality when at age 18 he becomes a participant in the largest planned migration of the 20th century. With little money, a questionable education and nothing in the way of marketable skills, he steps ashore from the SS Australis onto Terra Australis and soon finds the mythical place of his imagination is far-removed from the reality. His journey from boyhood on a small Sussex farm to coming-of-age in the vineyards of the Riverina and on the blue waters of Sydney Harbor is packed with a colorful cast of characters, who unwittingly teach him life's lessons as he struggles to find himself and his place in a strange new land. Pom's Odyssey is dramatic, funny, and whimsically entertaining, proving that if one takes the road less traveled, surprise is a constant companion and the reward at the end of that road will be the journey itself.
- Paperback | 284 pages
- 133 x 203 x 16mm | 327g
- 23 Aug 2016
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About MR John Charles/C Holman
John C Holman grew up on a small farm in West Sussex where his grandfather bought and sold horses. in 1969, at the age of 18, he migrated to Australia where he lived for eleven years. He now lives with his wife in Santa Barbara, California. They have two children.