- Published: Wednesday, 23 December 2015 09:52
- Written by Elaine Burns
This is Keneally's 29th novel, an epic tale of WW1 from the little-discussed Gallipoli theatre of war. Keneally is no stranger to reporting wars. His most famous novel, Schindler's Ark, which was immortalized in the movie Schindler's List, deals with the Nazi horror of WW2.
His novel Confederate deals with the American civil war. Keneally's passion for reporting wars is always well-founded in exhaustive research. For this novel he read countless nurses' diaries from the front. What emerges is a little-reported insight into unsung war heroines.