A Devine inspiration
Tawa author Thomas W Devine has recently published his fifth novel in the United States.
The 320-page Island of Regrets is set in Wellington and Campbell Island, well to the south of New Zealand.
It tells the story of diamonds stolen in South Africa, the discovery of a clue to their possible whereabouts, and of a search for them on an uninhabited, mist-shrouded island in the Southern Ocean.
Devine said he was inspired to write the story by early events that took place on Campbell Island. ‘‘It blends fiction with historical fact.’’ Campbell Island is New Zealand territory, a nature reserve and part of the Sub Antarctic Islands World Heritage Site. Devine visited the meteorological station that used to be operational on the island on the last servicing run of the GMV Wairua in 1985.
Island of Regrets www.amazon.com