See Peter Watt; Australia's Own a[euro][approximately]Wilbur Smith' at Gympie Library

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AS PART of a nationwide series of high-profile literary events, Gympie Regional Libraries are offering readers the chance to meet one of Australia's biggest selling authors, Peter Watt, widely known as Australia's ahome-grown Wilbur Smitha.

He will be the special guest at Gympie Library on Wednesday, October 3, 3.30pm, as he travels the country in his role as ambassador for both the National Year of Reading 2012 and the Australia-wide Get Reading! celebrations.

Peter Watt's latest blockbuster Beyond the Horizon has been awarded the Get Reading! Guarantee of a good read and continues the much-loved saga of the Duffys and Macintoshes, told with the author's trademark mastery of grand scope, family drama and enthralling adventure.

From the battlefields of the First World War, to the sweeping plains of outback Australia, the two families in Beyond the Horizon strive to survive in a world of turmoil, as nations come to terms with the devastating consequences of conflict and disease.

Mr Watt's personal story is almost as fascinating as one of his fictional narratives. …