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Monday, 17 August 2015

A Morning With Hugh

Wow, what  a coup. The History Class was able get renown Brisbane author Hugh Lunn to come and talk at the Logan North Library this morning, on the condition that it wouldn't be too early. No problems said Bryan, so the History Class swapped times with the Travel Group. Some members of that group then stayed on to listen to this very entertaining speaker.

Hugh told us about about his time in Vietnam, where he was a war correspondent for Reuters and his subsequent book about it, VIETNAM A Reporter's War. Of course, he mentioned his childhood and Catholic schooling and schoolboy adventures with his friends, as well as his home life with Fred and Olive and his siblings in that, by now, famous Pastry Shop in Annerly Junction.

Some of Hugh's bestsellers:

- Over The Top with Jim
- Head Over Heals
- Spies Like Us
- On the Road to Anywhere

As well as some political books:

- Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen
- Working For Rupert

Author Hugh Lunn addresses the History Class

Hugh and Stand-in Tutor Bryan Hoar
It was a great pleasure to listen to Hugh in person, having read most of his books over many years.

Well Done, History Class