Echoes of a Blacksmith, a novel, by author Margaret Storey, tells of the hardships faced by her ancestor, Joseph Simpson. Margaret captures the spirit of Deniliquin’s history. Complete with local ‘characters’ and important events, her portrayal of life in Deniliquin during the latter half of the 1800’s is both factual and creative.

In May 1859, The Pastoral Times wrote a lengthy, detailed article about an arson case, this article and many more were Margaret’s inspiration. “It soon became obvious this was no small scale project and handling it in the same simple family history format just would not do. To put it in a simple narrative form would have been just as neglectful.” Floods, creditors, and murder accusations, the Simpson’s were in there boots and all.

Margaret’s research into her family history spans 30 years. This is her second book. She is a member of the Deniliquin Genealogy Society, the Clayton-Clarinda Writers Circle, and a tutor in drawing and illustration.

For more details about the book Echoes of a Blacksmith and how to obtain a copy got to http://margaretannestorey.webs.com or email Margaret on storeym57[at]yahoo.com.au.