Heil Rail Double Book Launch24th October 2015
Double book launch
Two friends David McGill and Michael O’Leary who both have interests in books and railways launched 2 separate books at the Paekakariki Station Museum on the 24th October 2015.
David has written a spy novel, “The Death Ray Debacle” which features an inventor who tried to develop a death ray weapon before World War 2. It has a hint of truth in that the real inventor spent some time on Somes Island which David uncovered when researching another book about the island.
The other book by Michael O’Leary – “Main Trunk Lines – Collected Rail Poems” has been published by HeadworX. Spanning 30 years of his writing, Main Trunk Lines travels with him across the width and breadth of Aotearoa, via its railways.
Local musicians Gilbert Haisman and Francis Mills provided musical accompaniment for the occasion.