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Thomas Keneally is a prolific author of fiction and nonfiction.

Many of his books are worldwide bestsellers and he has won many awards including the Booker Prize for Schindler’s Ark. His new book, The Daughters of Mars offers a fresh focus on the First World War, from the Red Cross ships in Egypt and the horrors of Gallipoli, to the makeshift operating theatres of the Western Front.

Inspired by journals of Australian nurses from the war, Keneally once again examines the roles ordinary people take in momentous events, taking the reader to the heart of war via a fresh female perspective in a searing and profoundly moving tale as it pays tribute to the men and women who voluntarily risked their lives for peace.