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The Daughters of Mars
Thomas Keneally

Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : May 23, 2013
Imprint : Sceptre
Page Extent : 528
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340951880
Price : 699

About the book
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
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Superbly involving
Over and over again, a brief but brilliant phrase turns a statistic into a real person and wrings compassion from you
A tour de force of storytelling that is both epic and intimate, experimental and traditional.
Triumphant: this epic saga is one of the best things he has written
May be the best novel of his career: a book that aims for, and achieves, real grandeur
Along with a Tolstoyan ability to describe the horrors of battle, this amazing book also has an extraordinary intimacy...an altogether towering achievement
Superbly exciting...unmissable, unforgettable
     
Thomas Keneally
Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty-one novels since. They include Schindler's Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982 and was subsequently made int...(+)
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