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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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Vicenza, Italy working overseas: Robin Bower

The view working overseas

I looked down over the ancient Italian city of Vicenza. The helicopter was flying over the outskirts of the old town, where the dense street of cobbles and hills stretched out to spaces filled with green fields, grand old homes atop hills, and churches with steeples reaching to the sky. It was so close, I …

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