Gallipoli Street

Gallipoli Street 2

by Mary-Anne O'Connor

Paperback / softback, Hardback Publication Date: 23/02/2015

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An Anzac tale of three families whose destinies are entwined by war, tragedy and passion.At 17, Veronica OShay 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 brothers 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 OShay 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.
ISBN:
9781743692141
Category:
Sagas
Format:
Paperback / softback, Hardback
Publication Date:
23-02-2015
Series:
MIRA
Publisher:
Harlequin Enterprises (Australia) Pty Ltd
Pages:
464
Dimensions (mm):
234x153mm
Weight:
0.51kg
Mary-Anne O'Connor

Mary-Anne O’Connor has a combined arts education degree with specialities in environment, music and literature. She works in marketing and co-wrote/edited A Brush with Light and Secrets of the Brush with Kevin Best.

Mary-Anne lives in a house overlooking her beloved bushland in northern Sydney with her husband Anthony, their two sons Jimmy and Jack, and their very spoilt dog Saxon. This is her first major novel.

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  • Beautifully brilliant

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    A beautiful story of the intertwining fates of the 3 families in an era long gone, but not forgotten. Set in Sydney's northern suburbs in the early 20th Century, in a time of horse and cart and the genteel, the innocence of the Australian spirit is about to be tested. The winds of change bring two World Wars and the Great Depression. The ANZAC spirit of mateship is borne of the death and tragedy and somehow amidst all the turmoil, love and passion survive.

    I so loved this book and all the characters stunningly portrayed, their romance, their innocence and tom foolery. I longed to be a part of the families on Gallipoli Street. Loved, loved, LOVED it! Thank you Mary-Anne for sharing your story with us

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