Engle Byen (A Place to Call Home #1) by David GoldonAfter a traumatic event, Michael found himself in a coastal town with the odd name of Engle Byen. Engle Byen is a town so perfect Michael could have dreamt it up, a place he could call home.
Not long after his arrival, he was stunned to meet one of his neighbours, the devilishly handsome Jacob. Michael was instantly attracted to Jacob’s heart thumping good looks, but also sensed danger within this man who began to relentlessly pursue him romantically.
Michael formed close friendships with his other neighbours, who suggested he should steer clear of any romantic intentions with Jacob, as much as they wanted to, they wouldn’t, they couldn’t, say why.
Jacob began working as an orderly at St. Angelina’s hospital where Michael worked as a nurse. Shortly after, Michael began to sense strange occurrences with the patients in his care, occurrences that appeared to involve Jacob.
What is behind Jacob’s obsession with Michael? Will the love-starved Michael submit to Jacob’s unrelenting, lustful pursuit or act on his instinct to steer clear of the most handsome man he ever did meet?
BONUS: Includes the first two chapters of The Road to Engle Byen, a prequel to Engle Byen A Place to Call home.
Shunned, abused and tortured: David Berry portrays what many gay men endured in 1950s Australia
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With a lifelong passion for performing, David attended school on a music scholarship for voice, dividing his time between schoolwork and a professional singing career. He performed for Opera Australia, as a soloist at numerous concerts and festivals, and sang the national anthem at top sporting events. This also marked a return to Canada for Toronto-born James who lived there with his Australian parents until he was seven. Highlights include Medea: Materials , which toured to the Adelaide Fringe festival, and the musical Assassins. When David is not engaged in a production, he tours both internationally and nationally with the highly successful corporate entertainment act, Scream and Shout. While James and George have repaired their relationship it remains to be seen whether James and Henry will. This season, there are new possibilities for James, yet his past is never far behind him.
Since then he has gone on to land another notable role, this time in the romance-meets-history drama Outlander as gay closeted soldier Lord John Grey, who develops feelings for Jamie Fraser Sam Heughan after the ruggedly handsome Scot had spared his life when he was a teenager, a scene that played out in season two. I loved it, it was more and more exciting as I knew more and more about it. So a lot of my focus has been on reading the Lord John novel series to get a sense of his character. Already appearing in three episodes, Grey is set to return to Outlander this week having promised Jamie he would care for his young son, Willie, once he returns to his Scottish homeland under a new identity. Having worked on two period dramas, Berry says he feels privileged for the opportunity to be transported back in time to two vastly different eras. I definitely appreciate the craftsmanship. Outlander airs today at 4.
Actor David Berry was deeply impacted portraying what so many gay men endured. Courtesy: Foxtel. Heavy role Source:News Corp Australia. I looked at real stories so I could tell an honest one with these characters. I have a very real possibility to do James well because there are so many people who can relate to him. Elements of truth
Estranged but still married to Olivia Bligh. James believes he is the father of Georgie Bligh, however following the death of Olivia's unborn baby with the help of Andrew Swanson she tricked James into believing the baby she bought from an unwed mother is truly James's child. James speaks with Elizabeth Bligh. Following his recent marriage to Olivia Bligh James is sailing back from England back home to Australia, however James is very unhappy about his marriage to Olivia. His unhappiness spans to the point that he attempts to jump of the side of the boat, however Sarah Adams saves him and then takes him to the hospital room aboard the boat.
It premiered on 28 April Holden Roy Briggs. It has been described as a "compelling melodrama about love and loss set against the social change of the s". He said: "At the end of the day, conflict is drama and we live in relatively conflict-free society. I had to go to a place where there was pain and damage and hurt; after the war there was.