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THE EMIGRANTS: The Brothers Five: Book One of a Series Paperback – December 18, 2012
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About the Author
J.J. Barrie, Australian born author, retired in 2007 to write full time. His début novel was published in 2009. For decades, he has maintained an interest in England, researching and writing family histories and using the locations in several novels. The Emigrants, a planned series reflects this interest and extensive research into migration to the colonies in the 19th century. The first volume, The Brothers Five is to be followed by Gold & Glory and The Sisters Three now in edit. A further volume is in draft. Extensively travelled, with a close knowledge of much of Europe and Asia, all his stories have a particular affinity with their locales particularly the new crime novels based around Paul Davaine and la Cochinelle featured in the Da Vinci crime thriller – Mona Lisa: The Virgin Mother and the newly released The Curse of the Diamonds. Several other historical crime thrillers are works in progress, notably The Shelfords of Shelford – both set largely in England. A topical novel, All The Cardinal's Men is in reprint and another edition is planned for To Steal A Lady. The author’s website is at www.jjbarrie.com AKNOWLEDGEMENTS Many people contribute to a book. Aspects of the Layton family and the exodus to Australia have been drawn from a contemporaneous diary actually written on the maiden voyage of the Harriet enabling an accurate picture of the trials of the emigrants in their voyage to the colonies. Thanks are due to the Mitchell Library in Sydney and the various family history societies in Lincolnshire and Norfolk in England for their contributions. Each provided a small part to the realism and accuracy of the backgrounds. Special thanks are due to my editors and my Publisher - and to my wife for her inordinate patience and support required to abide a fulltime author.