Pacific Paradox (The Beresford Branson Series, Book 1)

Pacific Paradox (The Beresford Branson Series, Book 1)
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A nobleman’s errant son is despatched to the South seas to be blooded.

· A tale of stumbling through intrigue, hunger, pangs of love-lust, deceit, loneliness, kidnap and hunger on his path to discovering common sense.

· Coast-watching on Guadalcanal when the Japanese invade, he discovers the horrors of what war does to man on the one hand—and what unlikely friendships can be forged on the other.

· A front stalls view of the legendary naval battles on Guadalcanal, 1942.


What They Are Saying About Pacific Paradox

5 Star!

It is a sensitive story of a naïve young man growing into his manhood.

Multi-published historical writer, Kev Richardson’s latest release: PACIFIC PARADOX, reveals WWII from an English man’s perspective. We see the war through the eyes of worldly naive character, Beresford, the aristocratic son of Baronet Sir Thomas Branson, who has been sent out into the every-day world to earn his own worldly experiences. From his lucky adventures, to his incredible misadventures, he discovers a whole new attitude towards life. He becomes involved in the war effort in the Pacific Islands. Kev’s accurate historical research is prominent in this telling. This is a wonderful adventure tale as Berry finally becomes the man his father can respect.


Conger Book Reviews, USA



Meet Kev Richardson

Following a career in business management at international level, Kev attained a degree in journalism to then sweat as far up the River Nile as one can get, canoe down the Amazon, flash countless rolls of film from atop the Eiffel Tower, the heights above Yosemite, the Victoria Falls et al, scream “Ole” at a Chihuahua bullfight, ride elephant trails in Thai jungles, wallow in the incredible history of Rapa Nui’s Maoi, and as convention almost demands, was mugged in Bogota. His articles on travel to exotic lands have featured in travel and airline magazines around the world.

Meanwhile, being a sixth generation descendant of Australia’s First Fleeters with an obsessive interest in Australia’s founding history, he was concerned over the generations of suppression in the education of Australians, on clouding the truth in what really happened. Years of fact-finding with the help of other dedicated researchers revealed all and Kev vowed to set the history books aright by bringing the brutal truths of convictism to light. He is well qualified to do so for as a student of First Fleet history he has presented his subject on many occasions in press, radio and television interviews. He is a Past President of ‘The First Fleet Fellowship’ and a Past Secretary of ‘The Descendants of Convicts Inc.’. During Australia’s 1988 Bicentenary he officiated in Founding celebrations in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Norfolk Island and for his work during that Bicentenary, was created Honorary Life Member of The Regiment of Redcoat Descendants’.

Kev now devotes his life to writing on not only his country’s convict history, but general fiction with an Australian flavour. He recognises the growing trend towards digital reading so follows the world’s top authors in publishing his works both as traditional paperbacks and eBooks.

His Gurrewa and Brogan series released by Wings ePress are followed by Letitia Munro in October 2008, To Plough Van Diemen’s Land in June 2009 and The Terrible Truths in December 2009, the last three being more works on his country’s convict beginnings. Short synopses of all can be read on And more works are in the pipeline.

These days Kev travels less, having retired from his Gold Coast home, left his grown family and friends to write from experiences and adventures during his exciting travels, happily ensconced in the foothills of the Golden Triangle in amazing Thailand’s exotic north.


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