Almanac Books: Siren’s Call – Family, Love, Passion and Footy

My good friend and fellow St Kilda supporter and Almanacker Yvette Wroby has written a beautiful book, Siren’s Call as we all know. Reading page by page, her great pieces impress me.


She started writing the family history of escaping the war in France and migrating to Australia. How strong her family is.


These spirits would bring positive attitudes for her late mother who fought for her life and Yvette who looked after her Mum well.


Loving her family is expressed throughout describing family occasions and times with them.


Not only her family to be born, but also another family of the St Kilda Football Club are loved much by Yvette.


Showing her love and passions to other supporters and club staff members including players and coaches is magnificent, admired and honourable.


Yvette was worried of being able to follow all St Kilda games locally and interstate (and in Wellington) because of many involvements, but like when playing footy, she never gave up. Her completing the journey in 2015 is stunning and what I congratulate her on.


It is sad to see her mother having ended her life but love is well said in the book. Her mum’s spirits are in her heart.


The book has many great love stories with positives. I admire Yvette for showing her journey with honesty.


I am happy to be part of her wonderful story in the book and appreciate her for including me.


Family, love, passion and footy are storytelling. Good to be aware with all of them in the book.


You beauty Yvette and Go the mighty Saints!


You can purchase Yvette’s book here.


About Yoshihiro Imagawa

Love, passion and pride are seen on the footy that is the biggest part of my life. 1. St Kilda Club member: I am a passionate and crazy Sainter. Just hope we will win the second flag soon, especially after Dogs and Tigers having ended long premiership draughts. 2. The Osaka Dingoes Player and Public Relations Officer: Player number 44 that I chose to honour Stephen Milne with my wish being like a small forward like him. Lenny Hayes' hardworking attitudes are adopted on my trainings and practices. Nick Riewoldt's great plays are in my player audiobook too. 3. Writing: Here on the Almanac and also on the World Footy News. My skills utilise on great footy websites.


  1. Yvette Wroby says

    Thank you Yoshi. Glad you liked it and it’s very kind of you to write about it. It’s coming up to the second anniversary of Mum’s passing this weekend so your review is timely. I can’t believe it’s been so long, and that so much has happened since that I wish I could share with her. Be well my friend. You are flying!

  2. Jennifer Muirden says

    Hey Yoshi, so glad you finally got around to reading ‘Siren’s Call’ by fellow Sainter, Yvette Wroby.

    Such a stirring read and I certainly had to wipe away tears throughout my time reading this book last year.

    You may not be aware Yoshi, but Yvette and I do not only share an ardent passion for the mighty Saints but we have a couple of other things in common. We are both Jewish women whose European ancestors escaped the Holocaust, we have both sadly lost our mothers (2006 my beautiful mother Evelyn passed away and then 10 years later in 2016 Yvette’s gorgeous Elfie left this mortal coil) and we are both very creative souls who enjoy dabbling in artistic endeavours.

    Six degrees of separation, perhaps?

    Yvette, my thoughts naturally will be very much with you this weekend as you celebrate the amazing life of your beloved mother Elfie. It’ll be the 12 year anniversary of Evelyn’s passing this March and I still find significant milestones difficult and not being able to share all my ups and downs with ‘my best friend’ and unconditional supporter of Jen Muirden.

  3. Hi Yvette and Jen,

    Thanks for your comments!

    Yvette – I guess many things have happened in two years and hope your mother would be happy to see your book published and got many radio interviews. It’s my pleasure to write a review and I wish too you can share stuffs with her. And thanks for your compliment and warm words.

    Jen – I didn’t know you and Yvette had so many common things. And I am sad to hear about your mother’s loss 12 years ago… She must have been strong like Yvette’s Mum. It’s good for you and Yvette to share art skills and love of paintings. Are you going to the art exhibitions in the near future?

    Have a good week Saint ladies!


  4. There are many wonderful things about this book. Recently I ran into a bloke in a pub and we got talking and he told me he was ‘a character in Yvette’s book’! We had much to talk about.

    It was wonderful to read the family story – and to learn what an amazing character Yvette’s Mum was. All while re-living a busy footy season.

    The guy I met mentioned that Yvette pulled out her notepad as she was talking to him – I think it was at the Gold Coast or Brisbane game. She proceeded to quiz him about his Saints’ life. So many St Kilda stories in the book – one of its strengths.

    Thanks for the review Yoshi.

  5. G’day JTH,

    Thanks for your comment with your recent story with the bloke.

    The world is small, isn’t it? Last year, I talked to an Eagles supporter in Kyoto and he took a photo of me and sent it to his Saints mate. He told him that he knew me on the Almanac and the Eagle bloke emailed me…

    Yvette’s story is so awesome and I am happy she had met passionate Sainters.



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