Andrew Johnston, an Australian wine writer, goes to Dubrovnik to prepare an article for his editor on the wines and wineries of southern Rhône. He never realized this trip will alter his life until an old acquaintance crosses his way bringing new surprises and challenging exploits. In author Angus Kennedy’s Two Tickets To Dubrovnik, you will follow Andrew as he weaves the perfect editorial piece—while facing the challenges for his heart and logical decisions. You will be compelled to take deep breaths, discover insights, and witness a beautiful story of life, a little romance, and anything in between.


Follow Andrew in Dubrovnik as he crosses his path with an old Bordelaise wine making acquaintance, Lucien Delasalles, and his step-sister, Niki Menčetić. After a few meetings, Andrew realizes he is falling for Niki. He is warned by his landlady about Niki’s brother, Jakov, and his unsavoury friends; nevertheless, he gets to know Niki’s aunt and her family, and meets Jakov. Soon, Andrew receives a visit from the local police that drives him to discover more of Jakov’s dubious activities. The story progresses when Andrew reveals everything he knows to the police that leads to the arrest of Jakov. What follows will make Andrew satisfied that he’s done with his writing job but sad of how his relationship with Niki will turn out.

In its unexpected conclusion, you will find themselves with Andrew back in Australia, reminiscing his short stay in Dubrovnik and the many things that happened. Two Tickets To Dubrovnik will leave you with questions and desire for more adventure of the same kind.



In this story, Australian wine writer, Andrew Johnston, is again staying in Europe, this time with his brother, Adrian, for both work and a holiday. He receives an extensive new project from his publisher that takes him through the premium wine producing regions of France, during which he meets up again with a number of his old acquaintances from both France and Dubrovnik. Among these is Niki Menčetić and the chance meeting rekindles his old feelings for her.


Fiction fans who enjoy a tinge of romance will be intrigued by the development of Andrew’s relationship with Niki and the on-going intrusion of the unknown from her various family affairs. Moreover, wine enthusiasts will be fascinated by the detail and insights into the French wine industry that Kennedy brings into his writing, backed by nearly three decades of experience in the winemaking industry in Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy and the United States.


With his deepening plot, ever-engaging storyline, and solid expertise in wine, Kennedy has made A View from the Languedoc an enticing follow-up to his debut novel. What makes his writing uniquely refreshing is the amalgamation of national and cultural differences, personal development and Europe’s wine industry.





In this third novel of the Out of Solitude tetralogy, Australian wine writer, Andrew Johnston, has had to leave Niki Menčetić in Dubrovnik while he returns to Australia to provide support for his brother, Adrian, during the illness of his wife. Andrew misses Niki and plans to return to Europe but receives an extensive new project from his publisher that takes him first through the wine producing regions of California.


When he finally arrives in Dubrovnik, their feelings for each other have strengthened and matured. During his stay in Dubrovnik and their travels around Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Niki reveals what she and her brother, Jakov, have been working on over the past fifteen years. What started with being a simple family project has developed into a complex search for the truth about her ancestors – over a period of several centuries.


Andrew becomes drawn into the research and an unexpected and potentially dangerous connection with his own line of business emerges. Les Chemins de St Jacques, or the Way of St James, sprawls across Europe like a spider web and ensnares Andrew and Niki in its tendrils.


What better way to continue the tetralogy than to write such an explosive segment? Well, the answer is nothing for author Kennedy just offers you that and more. Making his series continue to be unforgettable, Kennedy’s To The East makes sure you won’t stop reading when you started it.




In The Final Programme, Australian wine writer Andrew Johnston is comatose in hospital in Sydney, Australia, after being shot in Međjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina. His Croatian lover, Niki Menčetić, believes he is dead, the victim of a cruel deception by Andrew’s brother, Adrian, and has returned to Dubrovnik.


Following his emergence back to life, Andrew has to recover his health and his life as well as he is able. His two quandaries are what to do with his life and, even more importantly, how to reconnect with Niki, with whom he is still in love. Because of the time lapse since the incident and his uncertainty as to what her state of mind now is, he needs to find a way to contact Niki and explain his still being alive and, hopefully, to re-establish their relationship. To do this, he will need to visit Europe again, with a plan to make contact with Niki in as delicate and as painless a way for her as possible.


Even if he is able to work through a way to get in touch with her, he is quite unaware of how she now feels towards him, believing him dead, and how she may react to the knowledge that he is, in fact, alive. Nevertheless, he has to try.


Following Andrew on his crusade to reconnect with Niki takes the reader back through the history of their relationship and its many twists and turns, as well as the events that led to his being shot. Although Andrew has help in his quest, temporal, physical and cultural obstacles stand in the way of any smooth progress. The eventual outcome of this quest will define the rest of his life.