Good Reading : May 2017
AUSTRALIAN AUTHORS AUSTRALIAN STORIES @BigSkyPublishing BigSkyPub www.bigskypublishing.com.au 21 years, 9 postings, 2 deployments, 15 jobs, 1 brain tumour ‘Immensely entertaining.’ ‘Honest, humorous and insightful.’ When Maria Augustus-Dunn married the love of her life 26 years ago she also married into the Australian Army. In her new book she provides a light- hearted glimpse into the highs and lows of the service family, through deployments, postings, illnesses and semi-retirement. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Legacy Australia. “A magnificent book, it does justice to the small but mighty Alphabet Company.” The Lightning Keepers, is the first account of the dynamic little unit that was Alphabet Company, a unit that “punched well above its weight” and under unbelievable battle conditions during its time on the Western Front. Melding intricate research with never before published photos, letters and diary excerpts, Finlayson has captured the grit and ingenuity under harrowing conditions, of this brave group of soldiers.