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Novelist Robert Barclay

three books by new Australian author


The Diary of Katy Yehonala.

This exciting new novel by an emerging new Australian author is a sweeping saga of three generations of extraordinary women who lifted their gaze beyond their turbulent history, each to fulfil unique destinies.

* The first is a proud matriarch who believes honouring family is worth any sacrifice.

* The second is born into a revolution and travels the world, still scarred by her childhood demons.

* The third soars to breathtaking heights on the world stage, a mother’s selfless love beneath her wings.

The Diary of Katy Yehonala is from a new Australian author and brilliantly evokes another time and place, laying bare its drama and beauty in haunting landscapes and vivid portraits of unforgettable women, so exquisitely narrated that they resonate long after the final page is turned.





“… an immersive and gripping book that resonates deeply with the reader. Throughout, the characterisation is strong, memorable and nuanced suited to the intricate, powerful, compelling narrative.” Rebecca Black, AM





Whether it’s Covid-enforced seclusion and raining buckets, or a quiet park in the sunshine, it’s always a perfect occasion to feast on a good book. Sometimes overlooked on an international scale, there are many brilliant Australian storytellers with magnificent novels to read.

From comedy to mystery, real crime, multicultural romance and historical fiction, this diverse group covers established writers and debut novelists. Better yet, for those wanting to discover more about any of these amazing writers, we recommend purchasing a novel or two through the Australian publishing company Shawline Publishing which offers quick home delivery for their talented authors so you can settle into a good read without leaving your sofa.

So, for bookworms looking for something special, here’s a new Australian author destined to be a top pick in 2022:


Robert Barclay is on the way to becoming a favourite new Australian author with the release in 2022 of his second novel The Girl in the Orphanage.

Robert grew up in a picturesque English village, a 1000-year history engraved on tombstones and birth records in its Norman Church. Fate intervened when the family migrated to Australia in 1965 and seduced by the sea voyage, he yearned to see the world. During the Vietnam War, he found himself in the murky waterways of The Mekong Delta dismantling booby traps.

The inspiration for his writing and charity work comes first-hand from the war-ravaged villages and the children affected by the inhumanity of adults.