As a child in World War II, Gilbert Delcon refused to seek shelter when the air raid sirens went off over his village in Belgium. Enthralled by the sleek lines of the Spitfires, he ran outside to watch the planes pass overhead. Ten years later, he sought to fulfil his dream of one day flying a ‘Spit’. But how reliable were these machines, which the Belgian airforce had purchased from the RAF?
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About the Author
I was born in Belgium and have lived in Melbourne (Australia) since 1978. I have worked in education, child protection and public mental health. I now work as an independent writer and as a part-time volunteer, teaching English to recently arrived migrants and refugees. The short stories I have published so far go back to my youth in Belgium. My dream is to publish my first novel by 2017. I am well on my way, with a second draft bubbling away in Scrivener. 'Resilience' is set in Melbourne and explores how vulnerable young people with mental health problems or in foster care can fall 'through the net' in spite of the best intentions of those charged with their care. Check my website for updates on my novel and other projects. Thank you for your time!