In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
Charlie Lansdowne's life is going nowhere...fast. Trapped at home with his eccentric father, Roger, and his stroke-affected grandfather, Frank, he finds life a daily exercise in dysfunction as three generations of men strive to get along. But when Charlie meets the volatile and tempestuous Maxine - a surfer girl who works at the local abattoir - his life goes supernova. Friendships implode, passions ignite and death comes stalking in the night. Pulling Down the Stars is a story about the confusion of love, the longing for reconciliation and the need to pull our unrealistic dreams back down to earth. About the Author In 2010 Laidler's first novel, The Taste of Apple, was published by Interactive Press. The Taste of Apple won the 2010 IP Picks Award for Best First Book. In 2009 he won the The Australian Poetry Centre's 'Poetic Monologue Competition' and his short one-man monologue, 'Before the Fall' was funded by The Australian Poetry Centre and performed on stage at the 2010 Melbourne Writer's Festival. In 2009 he was runner-up in the FAW Shoalhaven Literary Awards, highly commended in both the CJ Dennis Literary and Poetica Christi Awards.
In both 2009 and 2010, he was shortlisted for the Olvar Wood Fellowship Awards. His work had been widely published throughout Australia on Writer's Radio, ABC Radio National and Melbourne's RRR; and in the literary journals: Going Down Swinging, Cordite, Poetica Christi, Poetry Matters and Peril. For more information please visit www.jameslaidler.netor