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Date Registered: 31 July 2019

Author's Biography

D. Manning Richards has written two historical family sagas and is now writing historical romantic suspense novels. He holds a degree in Landscape Architecture and a masters in Urban Planning and has traveled the world studying cities. He worked for an architectural/urban planning firm in Sydney, Australia, from 1973 to 1975. Returning to Washington, D.C., he worked for the U.S. National Capital Planning Commission until 1979, a major office and hotel building developer as director of development until 1989, Republic Properties as its vice-president until 1993, and Richards Development Company as one of its two owners until the year 2000. He was drawn back to Sydney to attend the 2000 Summer Olympics and to begin researching the history of the city to write a historical family saga of the city. DESTINY IN SYDNEY begins in 1788 with the founding of a British penal colony in Sydney and ends in 1902 with federation of Australia and women's suffrage. GIFT OF SYDNEY continues the story through two world wars and the Great Depression until a multicultural, world-class city was assured in 1981. He now lives in Paris and has just completed PARIS IN RUINS: A Novel of Passion and the French Resistance, from 1942 to 1945.

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PARIS IN RUINS: A Novel of Passion and the French Resistance 31 Jul 2019


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