"Aubrey's Game" gives us an insight into the old days of South Australia on the River Murray from the turn of the century to the start of the twenty first. The author has written her father's stories, told to her over a lifetime, in an interesting and fascinating way that makes Aub Jury's biography hard to put down. It is a must read for anybody interested in authentic Aussie history. Dying at the age of one hundred and one Aub has a lot to tell us. M Schultz. Modbiury.
Just finished Aubrey's Game and thought that I'd let you know that I really enjoyed it. Quite a life your Dad had! And the book was also a very interesting potted history of South Australia's Riverland during the 20th century, and of the people who opened it up. Bought the book on the recommendation of a friend - glad I did. Nick M. Melbourne.
I was privileged to meet Aub in the latter years of his life so it was very interesting to learn of the struggles, hardships and good times he and your family experienced. So much of his story is parallel to my growing up on a sheep and wheat farm in the Tatiara. It was the way of life for most. Fortunately and unfortunately our grandchildren and future generations will never know how difficult life was but also how rewarding and character building. An absorbing read.
A beautiful tribute to Aub, an amazing character, and his wonderful wife Val -- the women were the unsung heroes and the glue that held everything together.
J Annear. BliBli.
Just letting you know I finished your book - what a fantastic legacy for your family. My hubby is reading it now and it's reminding him of his grandparents and his childhood, and he's loving it as I did. Congratulations, a good read.
Annie Pateman. Victoria.
I have finished your book and wanted to say how much I enjoyed it. So beautifully written with such warmth and humour.
P Cerchez. Aberfoyle Park.a
I just wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Aubrey"s Game". Your book is a wonderful history lesson, especially for those of us who grew up in the city. Thankyou for your warts and all approach to the story of Aub's life. It shows the love and passion you put into your writing. I didn't want it to end.
D Jury. Noarlunga.
Just wanted to let you know how very much I enjoyed the book. Couldn't put it down. It brought back many memories of two short but adventure-filled years in the Riverland in the late 1980s. But mostly I was acutely reminded of my late father, a share farmer on Yorke Peninsula and a similar age to Aub.
They shared many of the same virtues and shortcomings.
Lynne G. Mt Gambier.
Just finished reading your book. I enjoyed it so much. It made me laugh and made me appreciate what we have. Congratulations on a great read. L L.angdon. Port Noarlunga.
Congratulations on the book, it is fantastic and fascinating - I love it. You manage to “flesh out” and bring to vivid life the boy and man in Aub (and his world). I recognise shades of quite a few of Aub’s attitudes, ethics, values, role-of-husband/wife, manliness, love of the Murray River, physical fitness, etc in my dad – they were obviously generational traits brought about by the particular (environmental, economic and social) circumstances of their time and their upbringing. It is a treasure that your dad obviously shared so much of his inner feelings and experiences with you, and that you were able to articulate his story in such depth and rich historical context. A story well worth the telling and well told.
N Haynes . Ballarat.
The detail you have at your disposal is wonderful, and you have painted a delightfully clear and consistent picture of Aub’s strength of character and personality. He does come to life in the book, and the historical perspective is fascinating. Shan's Mum has finished reading it too, and she absolutely loved it. Shan is half-way through her copy and is thoroughly enjoying it too. It really is an absorbing and enjoyable read, and I'm sure you're getting a great deal of positive feedback. We’ll be happy to make recommendations to friends.
Chris Bowman. Luxemburg.
I have just this minute finished your book, I didn’t want it to finish. One very appreciative customer!!
C Safe. Hamilton.
Marilyn I just finished reading your book. Wow! I cried at the end (of course) and was absorbed throughout. I loved it.
L Richards. Adelaide.
Well – a slow reader as I am – I have finished reading Aubrey’s Game. CONGRATULATIONS for such an amazing book, and the quality of its structure, the short chapters, the brilliant wording, and the good SA history. I feel as though I know Aub now, and I like him, too. A good South Aussie, and a worthy Riverland citizen. D Cordes. Stirling.
CONGRAULATIONS!! I absolutely loved it.
Helen Cenko. Renmark.