Born in Victoria on January 9, 1938, Philip Symons worked as a scientist, research and contract editor prior to self-publishing his 256-page Brother XII's Letter (Victoria: Ruddy Duck Press, 2004), printed by Morriss Printing in Victoria and distributed by Sandhill Book Marketing Ltd. [For more on Brother XII, see Edward Wilson entry] According to Sandhill Distributing, "This adventure novel for children aged seven to twelve hinges on a letter supposedly written by the real life character of Brother XII, the enigmatic cult leader who once lived on the Gulf islands. The letter offers clues to hidden treasure and becomes the catalyst for a summer of adventure and mystery."


Brother XII's Letter (Victoria: Ruddy Duck Press, 2004). $14.95 0-9734928-0-5

[BCBW 2008] "Kidlit"