Peter St John

Peter St John


Peter St John was born in London. The orphanage where he lived was destroyed in 1940 by Hitler's blitz. He was evacuated from the ruins to the countryside. "Grammar" school was "Granpa" school: young men at battle replaced by oldies. As an eager Air Force pilot, Peter navigated the winds, envied the birds, and learned the "arts" of war. Back in Civvy street, Peter discovered marriage, fatherhood and Australia, He studied engineering and put letters after his name. Aimed for the moon at Woomera, but hit the rusty desert instead. Then came Sputnik, and the Cold War space-race. Peter rocketed to lend a hand in Europe, and discovered Paris, languages, and ELDO*. An office on three continents; one in sweltering French Guyana. Who'd volunteer for Devils Island except to rocket into space? But Europe's leap to orbit was crippled by political irresolution.** So back to Australia where Peter now daily took "the liberty boat from shore" to reach the Navy's concrete HQ "ship" in Canberra. But the project for which he strove, never saw the sea. His ship was again scuttled by politics. Disgruntled and unemployed, Peter set off for Parliament House, where he was offered a job helping Senators peer critically over Government's shoulder, and bring Parliament's Standing Committees to the people. And then the PM asked him to join his staff! But soon the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Geneva called, requesting participation in strengthening parliamentary democracy around the world. Six challenging years for Peter... And so to fiction, with his first novel published in 2007. This has been followed by eight more. Peter lives in France where he is active in promoting creative activities. He has a son, two grandsons, a great-grandson and a great-granddaughter.


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Peter St John was born in London. The orphanage where he lived was destroyed in 1940 by Hitler's blitz. He was evacuated from the ruins to the countryside. "Grammar" school was "Granpa" school: young men at battle replaced by oldies. As an eager Air Force pilot, Peter navigated the winds, envied the birds, and learned the "arts" of war. Back in Civvy street, Peter discovered marriage, fatherhood and Australia, He studied engineering and put letters after his name. Aimed for the moon at Woomera, but hit the rusty desert instead. Then came Sputnik, and the Cold War space-race. Peter rocketed to lend a hand in Europe, and discovered Paris, languages, and ELDO*. An office on three continents; one in sweltering French Guyana. Who'd volunteer for Devils Island except to rocket into space? Bu...


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