At 17 Veronica O’Shay is happier running wild on the family farm than behaving in the ladylike manner her mother requires, and she despairs both of her secret passion for her brother’s friend, Jack Murphy, and what promises to be a future of restraint and compliance.
But this is 1913, and the genteel tranquillity of rural Beecroft is about to change forever as the O’Shay and Murphy families, along with their friends, the Dwyers, are caught up in the theatre of war, and their fates become intertwined.
From the horrors of Gallipoli to the bloody battles of the Somme, through love lost and found, the Great Depression and the desperate jungle war along the Kokoda Track, this sprawling family drama brings to life a time long past...a time of desperate love born in desperate times and acts of friendship against impossible odds.
A love letter to Australian landscape and character, Gallipoli Street celebrates both mateship and the enduring quality of real love. But more than that, this book shows us where we have come from as a nation by revealing the adversity and passions that forged us.
A stunning novel that brings to life the love and courage that formed our Anzac tradition.
©2015 Mary-Anne O'Connor (P)2015 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
The detail in this book is just amazing. Mary-Anne has an amazing ability to really paint images with words and has created such a wonderfully rich story in action, imagery and characters. Was such an emotional journey that will make you laugh and cry. Loved listening to it. It is beautifully narrated and really brought to life.
loved this story, it brings to life the lives of families struggling through war and their personal battles with life, love and circumstances.
this is a very good book that really captures the time and feel of the first word war and the characters also it is well red
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