In The Lamplight

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Written by Dianne Wolfer,
Illustrated by Brian Simmonds
Published by Fremantle Press, 2018

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About

From fighting for the right to vote to nursing conscripted young men, Rose’s life changes forever when World War I arrives in the peaceful English village of Harefield. With an influx of wounded Australian soldiers, the villagers rally around to provide care and comfort, despite suffering their own casualties and grieving for their own losses. Training to nurse Australian soldiers like Jim the Light Horse boy is hard work, but with it comes much for Rose to treasure – in the gaining of a vocation, in confidence won and in finding new love in a new land. A series of blog posts on this sites gives more details about different aspects of my research. And here are some other interesting links:

More about the Harefield Flag

More about the Anzac Quilt

More about the Australian nurses who worked at Harefield during WWI

More about the nurses Jimmy and Harefield Hospital’s cockatoo

The idea for In the Lamplight was sparked by a trip to Harefield Anzac cemetery in 2013. In May 2018 funding support from the WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries allowed me to return to the UK for a launch at Harefield Library and book tour of local schools.

Research Trip to Harefield 2013

Book Launch of In the Lamplight Harefield, 2018

More about the Harefield Flag

More about the Anzac Quilt

More about the Australian nurses who worked at Harefield during WWI

More about the nurses Jimmy and Harefield Hospital’s cockatoo

Other book in the series

Lighthouse Girl cover

Lighthouse Girl

Light Horse Boy