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Tony Straw

Tony Straw grew up in a large town in New Zealand's South Island and, after a career spanning two countries and several industries including forestry, film production, social services, travel and hospitality, is now retired with his wife, Lee, in a small town in New Zealand's North Island.
When not travelling or planning his next trip, he spends his time pottering around the garden under Lee's close supervision, socialising with friends, rating beer by sampling it in sometimes immoderate quantities, and helping out as a volunteer in local community organisations. In moments of reflection when he thinks no one is listening, he can be overheard wondering aloud how he ever found time to hold down a fulltime job.
Embarking belatedly on a new career as a writer has only added to his bewilderment.


  • Around the Adriatic


    In Christchurch, New Zealand, a devastating earthquake sets off a chain of events that culminate three years later in an unexpected wedding. Newlyweds Lee and Tony Straw are then given the idea of a honeymoon cruising the Mediterranean.

  • Avoiding the Autobahn


    Returning home after years away, a reunion with old friends leads to newly-retired Kiwis Lee and Tony Straw setting off on a journey to Central Europe.

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