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Local author Peter Watt book signing at the Book Warehouse

Well known local author, Peter Watt, will be visiting the Book Warehouse Saturday November 16h for book signing of his latest book, ‘The Queen’s Tiger’,

The book is the second instalment in his new series and subsequent novel to ‘The Queen’s Colonial’.  The Queen’s Tiger is meticulously researched, following an Indian conflict that is both dramatic and gripping. Set in the 19th century, Captain Ian Steele must guard against enemies both on the battlefront and closer to home, including one from a most unexpected quarter

Mr Watt, who is quoted by Canberra Weekly as “one of Australia’s best historical fiction authors’, lives in Maclean, is a former soldier who volunteers for six months of the year with the Rural Fire service in the Northern River region of New South Wales. Mr Watt draws upon his vast life experience as a soldier, articled clerk, prawn trawler deckhand, builder’s labourer, pipe layer, pig shooter, real estate salesman, private investigator, police sergeant in Cabramatta and police adviser in Papua New Guinea (to name a few) to create captivating stories of fictional characters, in a real world of history. Mr Watt has lived and worked with Aborigines, Islanders, Vietnamese and Papua New Guineans and speaks, reads and writes Vietnamese and Pidgin.  

‘The Queen’s Tiger’ is Mr Watt’s 20th book, with his first book ‘The Cry of the Curlew’ being the start of the ‘The Frontier’ series and the ‘Papua’ trilogy to follow.

Store Manager, Angela Clarke, says “Peter is a well known and much loved author of the Clarence Valley.  His visit to the Book Warehouse on Saturday 16th is his first public event to talk about his book and opportunity for people to meet Peter and have their books signed”  Mr Watt will be at the store from 10am-2pm Saturday 16th November 2019.

There are copies of all of Peter’s books in store.

The Book Warehouse is at 89 Prince Street, and is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-2pm.

Peter Watt. Image: Contributed