Victor Bibby is a retired engineer and this is his first book. He started his career in the Australian Army as a boy apprentice soldier, became an officer, studied, married, had a family and saw more of the world than he expected. He retired as a major after a service distinguished by its ordinariness.
Another career in commercial aviation followed and he saw even more of the world, acquiring an attachment to Cornwall without realising the county's wheal (the Cornish name for a mine) houses were signposts to his past.
He returned to Australia in the aftermath of the Hawke and Keating years to a changed country and continued working in aviation and saw even more of the world, much of it through aeroplane and hotel windows.
Following his last retirement he decided to research his ancestry, which has since become a consuming passion.
He lives in Geelong, Victoria, married to his dear and long suffering partner while continuing to look for a place to call home. He has four grandchildren.