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‘Love Letters Down Under’

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In Love with ‘Love Letters Down Under’

Iain Park’s latest book, ‘Love Letters Down-Under’, has had tremendous reviews from those who have already read it. Therefore, it was no surprise that Iain had an immensely successful book signing on 27th April in Strathaven Community centre. In total, over 40 copies of his latest book ‘Love Letters Down-Under’ were sold and several donations were also received to support the work of HHI. Jute, who is visiting to Strathaven at the moment, enthused about both the book and the event and has a number of requests to return with copies of the book! We can’t wait!

Congratulations Iain!

The book is available for a minimum donation to HHI of £15 and can be ordered from the HHI or SFHHI websites or by contacting Iain at

*(Love Letters Down Under’ is based around the letters of Barbara Hamilton, a distant cousin of Iain, to her future husband Andrew Dykes who had emigrated to New Zealand in 1909 to establish himself as a farmer but Barbara was not able to join him until 1919, after the war. She wrote faithfully to him throughout the war years. Her unique correspondence portrays vividly the effects of the war on the town and the surrounding farming community as she recounts the growing number of friends and family members injured or killed during the conflict.)

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