|Read little-known facts about some
famous people of the twentieth century:
Who was the children's author who doubled as a propagandist for Britain in World War II? Read The Gremlins.
Who was the British novelist who created a famous movie spy, yet worked on even more amazing missions himself? Read The Name's Fleming - Ian Fleming.
Who was the popular British/Australian novelist, who once worked as an aircraft designer, and also enjoyed racing a Jaguar XK140? Read about Mr. Norway. For more detail, also see more about his Racing career, and the movie On The Beach.
Who was a dancer and movie star in the 1930s that invented the technology used in the most modern mobile phones? Read about Delilah and the Mobile Phone.
Read on for some current news about Australian author Peter Pinney...
You can read about the Australian author Ion Idriess in the separate Idriess pages. There are other Australian authors worth talking about as well. I received an email from Sava Pinney, the daughter of Peter Pinney, on 5 Jan 2000:
I highly recommend Pinney's books from the two I have read. Dust on my Shoes (1952) is an amazing travelogue of Pinney's overland trip from Greece to Burma, through war zones and in and out of all sorts of troubles. The Devil's Garden (1992) is from his 1945 Solomon Islands War diary, based on Pinney's experience there as a commando. The good people at Ozbook have a Pinney bibliography.
Sava has been in touch again in Oct 2004:
I highly recommend a look at the ABC site above. They have a great animated map of the original journey. The trip through Baghdad and Kabul this time could be even more perilous than it was in the 40s - as Sava has suggested, it sounds more like an SAS job than a TV program - Survivor in a real war zone?
Peter Pinney also wrote for Australian TV - he wrote the war components of The Sullivans, and episodes of Carson's Law and The Flying Doctors. Read more in a recent interview with his wife, Estelle, also a writer, at Readersvoice.com.
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