Tilligerry couple reading and writing more than ever

Darryl and his wife, aspiring writer Helen (Lena) West, at their Tanilba Bay home.


DARRYL and Helen West are bibliophiles but for different reasons. Darryl reads around a dozen books a week and Helen , writing as Lena West, has authored ten novels.

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The Port Stephens couple spent many years touring the parched outback which provided a rich source of material for Helen’s rural romance series. The novels are centred around the fictional town of ‘Oxley Crossing’. If this sort of book has interest for you just google ‘Lena West Author’ and away you go.

On the other hand, Darryl is a prolific reader and with the closure of our Shire Libraries and the bookmobile he was facing severe withdrawal symptoms.

Luckily, the Llibrary service came to his rescue. They now home deliver and pick up books.

It’s a simple matter of ordering online or by phone and a council van with a smiling driver will turn up once every week or so at a designated time.

“It’s a great idea ,” Darryl said.

“Our street has a few avid readers and we all gather together in the one spot at the same time to make it easier for the librarian in the van,” he added.

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