From the Author
"My Australian Prince" sets itself mainly in Western Australia's ruggedly beautiful and antique Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the enchanting Archipelago of the Recherche on the Southern Ocean, and the delicate splendour of Paris outskirts of antiquity.
Alain James Goldenbough, endowed with magnetic handsomeness and intelligence, is born in 1960 into Western Australia's richest family. Their wealth emanates from the 1893 Gold Rush of the famed mining twin-towns of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
His famous colourful posy since the age of ten is the symbol of his high regard for women... and the New Mothers Paradise his brainchild. For his only love Elizabeth Sinclair, he reserves the red rose-posy and he leads them both to a vow of virginity.
Together with Elizabeth, he is to face his two legacies - the only-child Goldenbough Australian ancestry and his maternal Montagne French heritage. Elizabeth must help him, but it seems that his heart that softens to women's needs will not know the mysteries beneath Elizabeth's crescent smile and lake-look aquamarine eyes. He will not know either the versatile schemes of his two rivaling grandfathers - Pop Sir William Goldenbough of Australia and Papy Vincent Montagne of France - nor the mysterious family in France that aims to destroy him.
His two legacies will pound and crumble him to his limits, bringing him out to the extraordinary, away from the typical Australian laid-back personality.
Spanned across three-and-a-half decades from 1960 to 1995, Alain's inimitable story will entertain and stir you, touch your emotions, and test your mentality.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR. Elmie Yan (nee Sumera), one of the many Filipinos who migrated to Australia as a permanent resident under the migration work-qualification scheme, arrived in Sydney in early 1977. In 1978 she and Denis got married in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK.
Her early published writings included poetry and a regular column in the Bank Notes, a newsmagazine of the Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines, in the 1970's. In 1988, living in the close-knit famed twin-city of Western Australia's Kalgoorlie-Boulder inspired her and Denis to publish the Goldfields Golden Glow, a colourful cultural book-magazine. Painting in oil and watercolour wound up her activities in Kalgoorlie-Boulder before moving in 2000 to Western Australia's capital city of Perth. In Perth, she completed her novel "My Australian Prince" in mid-2007 with passion and dedication.
Together, her following background merged with her love for creative writing in the English language - her high school journalism studies; title of Associate in Commercial Science from the Philippine College of Commerce (now a university); secretarial skills in the international environment; Alliance FranÃ§aise certificates, Manila (although her French language progress was disrupted by various reasons); travels with Denis around England, Scotland, France, USA, Philippines, Australia, Italy, and Finland; Australian tertiary undergraduate studies; the publishing experience; and Kalgoorlie College art certificates.
Meet Elmie further on her new website: www.elmieyan.com