A Woman's War takes us into the life of a mother during the Great War. It provides a unique and intimate perspective of how she and other women of her inner-city, working class community endured an incredibly difﬁcult period of Australia's history and exempliﬁed to future generations how to face hardship.
This poignant and insightful story reveals tribulations and tragedies not talked about by the generations of women who followed them.
A Woman's War Review Comments
'A remarkable story…I heartily endorse the book as means of raising awareness of the chronological events of WW1…’
Dame Elisabeth Murdoch
‘As there are so few books written about war from the point of view of women, this timely and wide ranging record is going to contribute greatly to the long neglected female perspective on wars, invariably started by men’
Dr Jonathan King, Military Historian
‘A story that touches every woman’s heart and encapsulates the ANZAC spirit portrayed by the women of WW1, qualities we can all reflect on in facing today’s hardships’
Andrea Coote, MP
‘I would thoroughly recommend it to be read in Secondary Schools and by all women…and I will be passing it to my daughters and granddaughters to read’
Joan Spence OAM, President, RSL Womens’ Council
‘An emotional journey for elderly readers and a great history lesson for everyone else'
‘It is rare to read a woman’s account in fiction form…this book offers a timely account of the heart-rendering story of a mother’s loss in war’
The Weekly Times
‘…this is a mythbuster’
Country Style Magazine
‘…an excellent addition to the reading lists for Australian history’
‘…thoroughly researched and rich in detail…non-fiction wrapped in a fictional cover.’
Fiction Focus, Vol 24
‘Akin to ‘My Brother Jack’ and ‘Fly Away Peter’, ‘A Woman’s War’ presents themes and historical information, allowing it to marry learning between English and History classes'
‘Earthy and insightful…good to find a book that tells the story from a woman’s perspective.’
lizabeth Trudgeon, Ballarat Historical Society
‘An excellent publication to be put as a “must read” in our high school curriculum.’
Gill Coughlan, State Secretary, RSL Womens’ Council
‘The book explores community spirit, class structure and contemporary politics in early twentieth century Melbourne.’
Marion Dewar, Editor, The Country Women’s Association of Victoria Inc
We are interested in hearing from Australian women about their experiences during World War II.
If you are interested in contributing your story, please download the questionnaire in the Document and post or email it to the addresses provided.
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