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Local Author's Epic Tale of Forbidden Love

Local author, Darrel Mcgovern is a retired high school teacher from fletcher. For most of his life, Darrel hadn’t found the time to pursue his passion for Australian history, research or writing – but that all changed when he retired. And the result is his newly released book, The Price Of A Gift.

A four-part story of forbidden love, The Price of A Gift takes the reader from the horrors of the first world war in Europe to the pampered lives of the aristocracy of London and a race across the vastness of Australia to secure aspirations for one man, domination for another and reparation for yet another.

Although the work is fiction, the main character (Harry Street) was a real person from Darrel’s boyhood. A gentleman,

always affable and decidedly English, Darrel could never reconcile why he had succumbed to an exile so readily and why his family had turned their backs on their son. It was this curiosity that was the catalyst for the book.

As well as writing, Darrel is a keen fisherman, lawn bowler and golfer. He loves being surrounded by family and friends, and along with his wife, Helen visits Adelaide and Darwin to see his grandchildren as often as possible.

The Price of A Gift is available for purchase online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Booktopia, Google Books, Kindle or direct from the publishers Austin Macauley Publishers at www.austinmacauley.com

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