Maria Augustus-Dunn's first book explores life as the spouse of a serving soldier.

November 09, 2017

Maria Augustus-Dunn’s first book explores life as the spouse of a serving soldier.

Life as a serving soldier

The tales of those who have bravely served the nation are often told, but have you ever wondered what life is like for the partners of serving soldiers?

Maria Augustus-Dunn will be speaking on her new book, Married Quarter — Boots, Berets and Bloody Uniforms at Seymour Library next Wednesday.

Throughout her book Ms Augustus-Dunn explores her 21 years as the spouse of a serving soldier, focusing on the couple’s nine postings, several deployments, illness, long-service leave and retirement.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said Ms Augustus-Dunn’s story would resonate with many people in the community.

‘‘While hearing stories from a military spouse’s perspective might be uncommon, I’m sure the book will explore familiar ups and downs for many people in our shire who are in the same situation as Maria,’’ she said.

‘‘For those who don’t have a partner or spouse in the military, the author talk will be a fascinating insight into what life is like for some of these unsung members of our community.’’

The author talk is from 2pm to 3pm at Seymour Library, 125 Anzac Ave, on November 15, with tea, coffee and snacks provided.

Please RSVP for catering purposes, phone 57346453.

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