'The Colonial Vet in Fiji, Ceylon and Africa' is the colourful story of pioneering Australian veterinary surgeon, Charles Turbet, who after serving in WW1, spent most of his working life in Fiji, Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and Nyasaland (Malawi) as a senior government vet. An adventurous and intellectually curious man, Turbet, often in very difficult circumstances, not the least of which was the starched and stuffy British Colonial Service, made lasting impacts on stock breeding and animal husbandry everywhere he worked. The well-illustrated book, by daughter Colleen Williams, ranges widely as in fact Charles did, including a study tour to Germany as Hitler was rising to power. A4, 142pp, 60,000 words, incl. maps, photos, tables.
The only burden heavier than past regrets is to forget them. After her father's sudden death, Charlotte Winslow must give up her highborn lifestyle to fend for herself on the outskirts of London. Painting under an assumed name, Charlotte makes just enough to live happily in a humble cottage—just herself and a cat named Rex.…
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