NEW TALK­ING POINT

Pinjarra Murray Times - - REVUE ENTERTAINMENT -

MAN­DURAH is again at the cen­tre of the lat­est ca­per in the Pel­i­can Point series.

Pel­i­can Point 9: Fan­dango is out this month.

Cen­tral to author Graeme Bond’s new ad­ven­ture is Tom Morn­ing­ton, a lo­cal cray fish­er­man and washed up World War II spy who lives in a beach house crafted from sal­vaged ship­wrecks in the 1970s.

In Pel­i­can Point 9, Morn­ing­ton tries to li­aise with his ev­er­ab­sent wife Sue, also a for­mer spy, who is con­stantly on the run from as­sas­sins, to con­sum­mate their mar­riage with a hon­ey­moon.

Among the char­ac­ters is artist Po Hart, dubbed Slim Dusty with a can­non, and ac­tor Kirk Dou­glas, who plays Vin­cent van Gogh in the movie Lust for Life.

Lo­ca­tions in­clude Man­durah, Dwellingup, Hol­land, Ar­gentina and a for­mer artists’ colony called Dun­moochin. The Aus­tralian Navy at Gar­den Is­land is also called into ac­tion.

This year is a mile­stone year for Man­durah publishing im­print Bird­song Print – its Peel ti­tles in­clude WA fic­tion, art cof­fee ta­ble pic­to­ri­als and screen plays.

Bond is a full-time writer and art il­lus­tra­tor who has lived in Man­durah for about 30 years.

Left: The cover fea­tures a paint­ing from the Peel Her­itage Art Col­lec­tion of Cooper’s Mill on the Mur­ray. Right: One of the his­toric paint­ings in the book fea­tures Man­durah Ter­race.

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