Peter Rake has a unique and yet distinctly Australian voice. His writing is sometimes poignant, often witty and always engaging. What makes his stories so memorable are the details built into the plot, of life in outback Queensland in the 1950s and 1960s. The details come from genuine personal experience and Peter Rake has taken [...]
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There are so many different Australian stories. One of the classic angles of Australian life, that carries with it themes of endurance, mateship and respect for the land – themes that break down barriers between the vast Australian experience – is that of the Outback tale. This Australia Day, 26th January, treat yourself to an [...]
The public face of MetaPlume will be taking a short break until just after the New Year, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to let you know about a couple of free offers that will remain available over the Christmas and New Year period – plus a few milestones that have been achieved for [...]
With his earlier publications this year of four short stories, Peter Rake is set to see out the year with a good half-dozen available on Amazon. The final touches are just being made to two more great reads from Peter, ‘The Coachman’ and ‘Arthur’. To wet your appetite, here are the first four sentences from [...]
An excerpt from Peter Rake‘s debut short story, Notty: Targaroo’s Disgrace Bar-fly, bludger and sneak-thief turned unlikely hero. ######## Early mornings would see George leave his ‘digs’ dressed in his every day clothes of battered shoes, no socks of course, trousers that were three sizes too large and a coat that his brother had tossed out [...]
Peter Rake shows a softer side … When one half of an older couple passes away, it can seem as though the half that’s left just exists until their time also comes. Sometimes though, the smallest things can make all the difference. In this sweet short story the prose reflects the lifestyle of the main [...]
Posted in MetaPlume eBooks on Sep 20th, 2012
The humorous and dramatic tale of ‘Notty: Targaroo’s Disgrace Bar-fly, bludger and sneak-thief turned unlikely hero’ by Peter Rake can now be read on Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo and of course Kindle. This has been made possible but its listing on Smashwords.
Posted in MetaPlume eBooks on Sep 18th, 2012
It has been argued that the best fiction draws on real life, and while the jury may still be out on that assertion, Peter Rake is making a compelling case for the affirmative. ‘The Awakening’ is a delightful meander through the inner thoughts of a young farm hand who, working in solitude in Outback Queensland, [...]