Author talk by Peter Grose
Burwood Library is delighted to present author Peter Grose as he speaks about his new book Ten Rogues, featuring a band of convicts, a scoundrel by the name of Jimmy Porter, a stolen brig and a daring plan for escape…
From the grim docks of nineteenth-century London to the even grimmer shores of the brutal penal colony of Norfolk Island, this is a roller-coaster tale. It has everything: defiance of authority, treachery, piracy and mutiny, escape from the hangman’s noose and even love.
Peter Grose began his working life as a journalist for the The Daily Mirror in Sydney before becoming the first London correspondent for The Australian. He switched from journalism to working for a literary agency, setting up Curtis Brown Australia—the first literary agency in Australia.
In his ‘retirement’ he returned to his first love, writing. He is the author of three best-selling history books: A Very Rude Awakening, A Good Place to Hide and An Awkward Truth.