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The daughters of Mars

Author: Thomas Keneally
Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 amid the carnage, Naomi and Sally Durance become the friends they never were at home and find themselves  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical
Fiction
Historical fiction
Novels
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Keneally
ISBN: 9780340951873 0340951877
OCLC Number: 813250276
Awards: Long-listed for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2013
Description: 519 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Thomas Keneally.

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By the author of Schindler's Ark, a profoundly affecting tale of love, courage and sacrifice and a searing evocation of the First World War from a fresh, female perspective.  Read more...

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