In The Lamplight

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

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Purchase in $AUD at Fremantle Press or Fishpond        or in British Pounds

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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 interesting aspects of my research.

In the Lamplight has just been released by Fremantle Press. In late May I will be travelling to the UK for a book launch at Harefield Library and a mini book tour. I’ll be in NSW during August and am currently taking  bookings for school/library visits. Please email me if your school would like an Anzac themed presentation (ASA rates and small travel fee).

Research Trip to Harefield 2013

 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