Category Archives: Biographies and Memoirs

Above and Beyond

This is a story of a journey to God that starts in World War Two on the Russian convoys to Murmansk and includes top secret covert operations which, to this day, are still denied. It becomes a promise to serve God, made in the freezing waters of the North Sea in December 1944. The stories from the past can, for many families, define and influence their own journey, but have you ever wondered, what is the truth?
Above and Beyond is a biographical tale which will encourages you to value and write about your contribution.

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Addictarium: Recovery from Heroin, in the Asylum of Anarchy

Hailed everywhere as a beautiful, unique, honest, raw and poetic account of recovery, Addictarium takes readers on a compelling journey through the life and eyes of the narrator; a creative, nomadic, deep–but, incidentally broken–young woman, and underlines the contributing factors to what it’s really like to suffer from addiction. With magnificent candor–and sometimes emotionally crippling descriptions–we witness Danielle’s fight towards recovery from more than just heroin, with this fascinating and harrowing, brutal tale of a young women’s recovery from total and mass self-destruction.

Addictarium highlights in the starkest of lights, why it is so difficult for addicts to receive the recovery they seek, when they finally do decide to put the drug down.

“This novel is part Prozac Nation, part One Million Little Pieces. It’s part Catcher in the Rye and Part Girl, Interrupted. It’s Paint it Black, and a dash of Plath’s Bell Jar. This novel is all of that, and more–it’s Kerouac, and the poetry with which is included, is Dickinson, without a doubt. –Addictarium is hauntingly gripping, and the sincerity with which this author writes is brave, bold, awe-inspiring and uncanny. …D’Settemi proves to be this generation’s real, BRAZEN, courageous street-prophet styled poet.” –K.OK, BlogOsFear Book Review Service, September, 2016

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Secrets From The Podium: True musical Happenings while conducting Orchestras – Worldwide

A captivating and intriguing insight into the joys, the mishaps and the real ‘Happenings’ that surround symphony orchestras, performance groups and musical theatre. Told by a man with a lifetime onstage, offstage and occasionally even under the stage. Maestro Gary Daverne ONZM tells us so many of the delightful stories, precarious events and hilarious moments encountered over many decades of his life at the top of his chosen field. Gary’s artistic brilliance, musical talent, composing genius, along with conducting, arranging and producing skills have earned him worldwide renown and admiration. In 1996, he was appointed an Officer of The New Zealand Order of Merit. An honour bestowed by Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen of England. This wonderfully entertaining collection of interludes and anecdotes come from: Musical theatre – TV shows – National Day celebrations – Military Tattoos – Symphony orchestras – Operatic performances – Massed Choirs – Accordion orchestras – Grand scale outdoor concerts – Theme parks – Recording sessions – School musical productions (choirs and orchestras) – Radio broadcasts – Brass bands – and as Adjudicator for many international musical competitions and festivals. Gary has shared his talent (and gathered these wonderful stories) in so many exotic locations: New Zealand (Gary’s home country), Australia, Fiji Islands, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Turkey, Hawaii and extensively across mainland USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Portugal, France, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil. Gary on YouTube Pirates of the Caribbean (Auckland Symphony Orchestra) (over 11 million views)

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