Devon Minchin, B.A., has worked in advertising in Sydney, London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong. He has been a director of logging operations in Sarawak and the Solomon Islands. He founded and ran Australia’s largest security organisation until thugs posing as police robbed his Melbourne counting house, crippling the business which he then sold.
Trained as a fighter pilot in Southern Rhodesia, he fought dogfights in the great air battles before Alamein, then in the fighter-bomber role, retiring after the Germans departed North Africa and Sicily. He then flew in the Suez Canal area testing fighters and light bombers rebuilt from hundreds of wrecks scattered about Western Desert battlefields.
Married happily for 44 years he has four children, lives in Queensland and lectures on Late Antiquity.
His publications include many wartime short stories, The Potato Man and other novels including Isabel’s Mine and The Money Movers which became a successful Bruce Beresford film.
Love and the Fall of Rome covers the decades when Rome became Christian by Emperor’s Edict. It took five years to write and inter alia exposes previously Christian-suppressed genetic influences on the ruling houses.