My name is Lynne Stringer and I love writing! Of course, that’s not all I love. I also love reading books, especially ones that take me out of the every day and into a new world. It doesn’t have to be a completely imaginary world, either. Anything with fascinating characters and interesting storylines will do. My first young adult novel, The Heir, was accepted for publication by Wombat Books and released on 1 June 2013. It is the first book in the Verindon trilogy. It’s so exciting to have a real copy of my book in my hands.
This biography on Fighting Mac, the legendary Salvation Army chaplain who worked with the ANZACs in World War I, was a little slow at the start. It did a lot of scene setting; perhaps a little more than was necessary. However, it soon settled into a nice rhythm and was enjoyable and well researched. It differentiated between those stories about Fighting Mac for which there was reliable evidence and those that had clearly been embroidered for greater effect. It was gripping, particularly in the accounts of the battles, and well worth reading, especially as we come up to the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing which introduced the ANZAC legend.