The Oath of Bad Brown Bill
My first written and illustrated book, begun in 1975 shortly after the invention of electricity, and published in 1978.
“Pure and simple, straight and neat I vow I’ll rob the folk I meet. Be they live or dead and dry I swear I’ll rob the folk I spy, And if I ever break this oath I’ll eat my boots! I’ll eat them both"!
Commended Picture Book, CBC Awards 1979.
The book was adapted as a musical, music by Barry Conyngham, libretto by Murray Copland, produced in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1985.