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Shane Tindal – Just Like A Son

Eighteen year old Freddy has always wanted to be a pilot like his World War Two pilot father and enrols at the Point Cook Air Force College as a cadet. After active service Freddy wakes up, severely injured in a strange hut to find out that he has crashed a Vampire jet, and is to face a court-martial. Author Shane Tindal’s first novel draws inspiration from her experience of the Royal Australian Air Force, initially as a service brat, then as a legal officer and finally as the spouse of an Air Force Engineer.

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Catherine Jinks - Shepherd **CANCELLED**

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