As author of Richmond Son

Why Peter wrote Richmond Son

I wrote Richmond Son as a testament to the life and times in Richmond as seen through the eyes of a young boy during the 1950s.  With excellent recall and a wish to leave an account of how life was in this inner suburb close to Melbourne, I have written Richmond Son as a series of short stories.   The book presents accounts of how life was for children during the middle 1950s.  When compared to the lives we lead today, my experience defies belief.

Peter R. Fitton

Melbourne has been my city.   I take pride in it as I do my country, believing that we are very fortunate to live in this wonderful land.    Old Richmond may have been down, but it was never out.   It was an earthy place to live in during the transformational 1950s.

Author Peter R Fitton

My other book is Never Been Hit.

It is the wartime story of Australian Fighter pilot, Flying Officer Les Streete who flew in the skies over Holland and Germany in the final months of
the War.

Peter can be reached at

Peter would welcome the enquiries of readers.

Purchasing a copy of Richmond Son

From the Book Depository where the price of the book will come with free postage and packaging.    It’s easy, reliable, and generally is the most competitive outlet of all.


My publisher, Xlibris Corporation.

From Amazon.