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John Holman Book Signing

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A wartime tragedy sparks a British teenager’s dream of moving to Australia; a dream A wartime tragedy sparks a British teenager’s dream of moving to Australia; a dream that turns into reality
when at age 18 he becomes a participant in one of the largest planned migrations of the 20th century. With little money, a questionable education and absolutely nothing in the way of
marketable skills, he steps ashore from the SS Australis onto Terra Australis and soon finds that
the mythical place of his imagination is far removed from the reality. His journey from boyhood
on a small West 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 world. 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.

Author Bio:
John C Holman grew up on a farm in West Sussex. In 1969, at age of 17, he migrated to
Australia where he lived for eleven years. He now lives with his wife in Santa Barbara,
California. They have two children.


June 10
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Bank of Books
748 E Main Street
Ventura, CA 93001 United States
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805 643 3154


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