© 2018 Michael J Murphy

 Author, Michael J Murphy, lives in rural New South Wales with his wife and five children. While working as a journalist for a country newspaper, Michael has combined his passion for writing with his lifelong interest in history to produce his first novel, Beneath The Willow.

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Michael at the 2018 launch of Beneath The Willow

"That is was what struck me as my trip continued; head stone after head stone, name after name, inscribed in gold on white walls. People, not battalions and brigades, flags or territories, but people who had their lives cut tragically short defending the ideals of liberty and freedom."

Michael J Murphy, France 2018.

Sucrerie Military Cemetary, Colincamps, France.