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Ron Davidson was born into a Perth newspaper family and served his time as a journalist. He failed first-year English at The University of Western Australia three times before giving up and taking a psychology degree. Ron lectured in Psychology for twenty years and published academic papers before rediscovering the family knack of storytelling. Three books appeared, rich in the lives and times of their varied subjects. Meanwhile Ron was having a love affair with Fremantle during his thirty years in a heritage house there. He accumulated stories and characters and places, and the result, Fremantle Impressions, has been hailed as a new way of writing about cities.
Short listed, Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, 2001
Short listed, Western Australian Premier’s Book Award, 1987
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Light Horse Boy at Bologna
Fremantle Press illustrators are again set to shine at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2014. Drawings from Light Horse Boy will feature in the Australian Publishers Association exhibition Hello! from Australia while The Last Viking and Dreamers will feature in the exhibition’s book showcase.