Watson’s Pier reader Jo has sent me this comment:
“I’ve almost finished reading Watson’s Pier and there’s been nights where I’ve gone to bed a blubbering mess. One was around Stan’s trip to Gallipoli at age 89 and the coming together of the diggers (gives hope for peace), the other was around the still birth of baby Matilda (who would have been 100 today) and for some reason I can’t explain, the death of Fitzroy seemed especially cruel – possibly because he’d known so little love during his life. Beautifully written, esp the chapter about the visit to Gallipoli. As I’m nearing the end of the book, I don’t want it to end. I’m not sure if it was your intention but it’s a great anti-war piece. Congrats for remembering these men in such a beautiful way.”
– Jo, Sydney, Australia, 9th April 2015.