Alias Albert Rathbone
Sheffield to Sydney. A memoir.
By Phil Geary
Self Published ISBN: 978-1-68418-949-6 Paperback 94 pages Price in Australia $25, NZ $30 including postage To order: email: aliasalbertrath[email protected] Phone 0444 540244
Author Phil Geary created his alter ego Albert Rathbone more than 20 years ago, and this little book describes his (their) escape from the grotty factories of Sheffield (UK) in the sixties. He calls the decision to leave it all behind and head for Australia as “life-changing”. Few could blame him. Phil wrote, illustrated, designed, typeset, proofread and distributed the book, which covers not just life in Britain and the series of motorcycles he owned, but the various escapades that led to his decision to marry and change hemispheres in 1973. First Sydney and later Tasmania became home to Phil, wife Chris and their family, along with a series of motorcycles – initially British and later, perhaps inevitably, Japanese. A rather touching account of the era of the ‘Ten Quid Pom’ that has gone forever.