Journey of a Groningen Girl
I really enjoyed the Bali Opening and hope some of you can check out their exhibition. The video is up of the poetry performance!
I am off to Victoria to write for the new novel, A Token For Perry'(The Girl From Shay's Flat)' and am looking forward to being inspired! Happy Easter and safe holidays.
I recieved this great letter from a reader Marg Mills about the Lost Sister of Groningen-really lovely to receive positive feedback. (see below) Thankyou…Continue
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This weekend at Newcastle Art Space, for the opening of the Balinese Exhibition on the 7th April, I am giving a Poetry Performance with Dewa Astra, one of the visitng Balinese Artists/Dancers from Ubud. I will be performing the poem 'The Sky Is Broken" from my poetry book, The Sky Is My Religion.Performances…Continue
Added by Nell Jones on April 6, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
The Dutch Festival in St Mary's, Sydney, 23rd-25th March. Look out for the Lost…Continue
Added by Nell Jones on March 23, 2012 at 10:30pm — No Comments
The weekend Garden opening at Anneke and Malcolm's house was a great success-thankyou to all those members who made it and enjoyed the garden. Don't forget my new book of ten poems is available on Blurb, just follow the link to blurb on the home page to find my book store there. Both poetry books are now available as e-books. If you live in Newcastle, the Lost Sister of Groningen is available at Macleays book shop in Hamilton on Beaumont Street.
Added by Nell Jones on February 14, 2012 at 5:54pm — No Comments
Have just published a book of ten poems, The Sky Is My Religion, you can check it out on…Continue
I have been busy working on my new novel, The Girl From Shays Flat that spans across 600 years and focuses on women, migration, lust, abuse, hardship and love.In April I will travel to Victoria to write and complete some more research for this novel. My father Malcolm will be coming with me to sketch some on site drawings of the area that will feature in this novel. Our family are also celebrating my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary next month, and this is an important…Continue
Added by Nell Jones on January 16, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Finishing off Boxing Day and reporting that Christmas Day was 100% traditional for me and I suspect that the atmosphere would not have been unfamiliar to the Jones Family.
Held, as ever (except that last year 3 out of the 4 of us, were in the U.K. and the year before that, I was in the Netherlands) in the home where we've celebrated Christmas since 1981, divorce notwithstanding.
The mixture of guests, reminds me of the "mixture" present at Malcolm's birthday party and Nell's…Continue
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I recently returned from Bali, having a highly successful launch in Ubud.The venue for the launch was the Anhera Hotel, a beautiful place in the centre of Ubud situated where the main focus of the festival activity occurred. That was very encouraging to begin with! A few days into the festival, banners started to appear and on the Anhera Hotel, a banner with the Lost Sister appeared, which was very moving for Malcolm and I. We really wished Anneke had been there to see…Continue
Added by Nell Jones on October 17, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments
Writers and Readers Festival have announced that my book launch will be on October the 9th in Bali. Follow the link below for more information,
Added by Nell Jones on September 3, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
I HAD been told but, although it feels like I'm standing still, on the other hand, I may have too many fingernails in too many Dutch-Australian "pies" (stroopwafels?).
At the last minute, before attending yesterday's bi-monthly meet-up of the Dutch Australian Genealogy Group, I decided to leave my video and still cameras, at home.
I was really proud that I resisted the temptation to take them, because as someone at the meet-up confirmed, I'm rarely seen without…Continue
A lovely article about the Lost Sister appeared today in the Stockton Messenger. You can view both pages on the home page of this site.More news... I will be speaking to The Dutch Australian Genealogy Group on August 13th in Sydney with Anneke about the novel.Should be a great afternoon! Ubud plans are shaping up and I feel very pleased with such a great response from everyone about this work. Thanks for all your support and check back from time to time for more…Continue
I have not yet read the book, but will try to do so soon.
The story sound fascinatingly similar to my own.
I would like to talk to the sisters. I wonder if that is possible.
The Lost Sister of Groningen will be launched in October in 2011 at the Ubud International Writers and Readers Festival in Bali. I am very fortunate to launch my book there as they only accept 15 books in the Launch Program. I will detail more information as it comes to hand. It is very rewarding for both Malcolm and I!!
I would like to thank all the people that made it possible to create such a wonderful launch at the Tap Gallery of my novel The Lost Sister of Groningen.It really was a wonderful night and much success has come out of the evening. I have had a busy few weeks. The Rembrandt Holland Festival was a fantastic afternoon and I enjoyed meeting other authors and writers who have contributed in documenting other Dutch Migrant stories. On the 30th April I will again be on the DACC…Continue
Added by Nell Jones on April 22, 2011 at 2:35pm — No Comments
I am so proud of your achievement and proud to know you. You are an incredible lady that belongs to an incredible family. Wow loved the video of the book launch, I wish I could have had the opportunity to be there...anyway here's to bigger and better things to come in the future.
Added by Ozcloggie on March 16, 2011 at 7:46am — No Comments
German Singer, Goetz Widmann and Artist, Malcolm Jones have collaborated on a song about Anneke, called 'There Aint Many Like Annie'. Typically the song is quite quirky! The lyrics are posted on this site. Goetz has offered to play the song at the Dutch Launch! I am hoping in the future there will be a recording!…Continue
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Radio Netherlands has published an article and interview about the book on rnw.nl on the dutch page of that site. Wendy Braanker has written a wonderful article. I have links on the right hand side of my home page for the Dutch version and the English translation.