About the Author
Bill East was born in London in 1939. His earliest memories are of the London Blitz, air-raid shelters, rationing & the absence of a father fighting abroad. Despite the war, he has many happy memories of his childhood. Unable to settle on a career path, Bill joined the Merchant Navy as a Radio Officer before marrying a New Zealand girl and migrating to Australia in 1968. He worked in Industrial Sales before starting his own Company (now managed by his eldest son) and has been married for 51 years. Bill lives on Sydney's Northern Beaches and has two sons and four grandchildren. Since 'retirement' Bill reads, walks, kayaks, plays chess, plays the Shakuhachi [Japanese flute], exercises at the gym and 'tunes' his French. And, hey! He has also found the time to write this, his first novel.