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Robin Bower author: childhood home in South Perth

Memories of river set the scene for new novel

I was born at the South Perth Community Hospital and grew up on the banks of the Swan River in Parker Street opposite the Perth Zoo. My home was a grand old house that my grandfather bought as a home for his wife and three daughters. On his death, two of the daughters (one of whom …

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Afghan hound - a truly stunning dog: Robin Bower

Sight unseen and the dating game of honesty

Picture this advertisement in the paper: Easy-going and athletic Professional male 41 seeks sensitive female. Looks not important, must be tall, slim and attractive. Early online dating — it hasn’t changed, has it? Dating blind is nothing new. In the 1700s matrimonial services existed to set up men with good wives. If you like show …

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First Grade Love: Robin Bower

First grade love

His name was Michael. Nothing unusual about that. He wore a grey shirt and shorts, and brown sandals. In winter, he varied his wardrobe by adding grey jumper and pants, and exchanged sandals for white socks and black shoes. His hair was short, perhaps too short, and his skin glowed white beneath the grey of …

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