Posts Tagged 'Gabriel Farago family history'

Good old friends; a Writer’s Journey 3

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Riding boots and a hat; two good old friends. This is about the hat, not the boots, and the hat has a name – Dubbo. Curious? This is its story. Dubbo is an Akubra. ‘An Akubra?’ I hear you ask, ‘what’s that?’  Well, let me tell you: An Akubra is an Australian icon. It’s a wide-brimmed bush hat worn by stockmen, graziers, horsemen, farmers, hunters and adventurers like me who love the outdoors. Founded in the 1870s, the original modest hat-making factory ... Read more →
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The Key to the Attic; a Writer’s Journey 1

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I can still remember my tenth birthday most vividly. It was the day I was given the key to my grandfather’s attic. The key was certainly impressive; heavy, intricate and huge, like the key of a castle gate, I thought at the time. And in some ways it was just that. It opened the door to a magic world.The attic in my grandfather’s hunting lodge in Austria was a wonderland; especially for a young boy. Just to get to it ... Read more →
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“LETTERS from the ATTIC” A free eBook for you

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LETTERS FROM THE ATTICThe real-life inspirations behind my international thriller   THE EMPRESS HOLDS THE KEYIs now available as a FREE eBook and can bedownloaded athttp://www.smashwords.com/books/view/369771It will soon also be available on Amazon and you will then be able to read it on your Kindles.“To all the seekers who strive to understand the past, to help them make sense of the present, and allow them to shape the future.”What goes on in the mind of a thriller writer? Where do authors ... Read more →
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Warrior-monks, a heretic king, and a French priest

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My grandfather’s journals remained unopened in his campaign chest for many years. When I finally returned to them — this time as an adult — I discovered an astonishing world of ideas and concepts dealing with some surprising subjects. These included an order of warrior-monks, a heretic king of ancient Egypt, and a French priest. As I immersed myself into my grandfather’s writings, it soon became apparent that he and his close friend, Father Lucius — a Franciscan monk — collaborated ... Read more →
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The Officer and the Monk

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Buried deep down in one of my grandfather’s old army trunks — covered in cobwebs and almost hidden behind wooden beams in the back of the attic — I made a surprising discovery. I found his journals, a little mouldy and difficult to read, but otherwise intact. The tiny, spidery handwriting, the faded ink, and the badly creased pages made them almost illegible. Not surprisingly, I pushed them aside. They were of little interest to a 10 year old boy. It ... Read more →
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