Thomas Keneally - The Daughters of Mars (2nd Hand Paperback)
In 1915, two spirited Australian sisters join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their father's dairy farm and carrying a guilty secret with them.
Used to tending the sick as they are, nothing could have prepared them for what they confront, first in the Dardanelles, then on the Western Front. Yet they find courage in the face of extreme danger and become the friends they never were before. And eventually they meet the kind of men worth giving up their precious independence for - if only they all survive.
At once epic in scope and extraordinarily intimate, The Daughters of Mars brings the First World War to vivid life from an unusual perspective. Profoundly moving, it pays tribute to the men and women who voluntarily risked their lives for peace.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Modern Classics
- Published : 2012 (Sceptre)
- ISBN : 9780340951880
- SKU : B002069
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"This is an excellent, multi-layered book about 2 sisters from Australia who volunteer to nurse in WWI. They are somewhat estranged due to their mother dying and their individual responses to that. Both of the girls face hardship both due to their work and in their personal lives.
The book is more an epic than a romance story though. The story swings from a hospital ship, to Egypt, to Gallipoli, Australia and the trenches of northern France. There is a whole host of characters that flow through the book and obviously some don't survive. Many books have been written about WWI and this is one of the best. The writing is taut and without sentimentality." - Goodreads Review.
Thomas Michael Keneally, AO is a prolific Australian novelist, playwright, and essayist. He is best known for his non-fiction novel Schindler's Ark, the story of Oskar Schindler's rescue of Jews during the Holocaust, which won the Booker Prize in 1982.