“His scholarship is impeccable, he writes like an angel … and his narrative gift is Blaineyesque”
Barry Jones reviews Life So Full of Promise
published April 2023
The story-telling is superlative, illuminating and profoundly moving.
The rich cast includes a talented barrister whose outstanding leadership enabled a momentous Australian victory; an eminent newspaper editor who kept his community informed about the war while his sons were in the trenches; an energetic soldiers’ mother who became a political activist and a Red Cross dynamo; an admired farmer whose unit was rushed to the rescue in the climax of the conflict; the close sisters from Melbourne who found their lives transformed; a popular officer who was more fervently mourned than any other Australian casualty; and a bohemian Scandinavian blonde who disrupted one of Sydney’s best-known families.
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