30 October 2009

Meet the author: A Woman's War

Join author Jacqueline Dinan on Remembrance Day to hear about the novel she wrote with her husband - discover what life was like for women in Australia during World War I, and how conscription became a great source of debate.

A Woman's War takes us into the life of a mother during the Great War. It provides a unique and intimate perspective of how she and other women of her inner-city, working class community endured an incredibly difficult period of Australiafs history and exemplified to future generations how to face hardship. This poignant and insightful story reveals tribulations and tragedies not talked about by the generations of women who followed them.

Wednesday 11 November 2009
11.00am - 11.45am
Civic Library

Click here to book online or phone 6205 9000.

"A remarkable story ... I heartily endorse the book as a means of raising awareness of the chronological events of WWI." ~ Dame Elisabeth Murdoch

"A story that touches every woman's heart and encapsulates the ANZAC spirit portrayed by the women of WWI, qualities we all reflect on in facing today's hardships." ~ Andrea Coote, MP

"As there are so few books written about war from the point of view of women, this timely and wide ranging record is going to contribute greatly to the long neglected female perspective on wars, invariably started by men." ~ Dr Jonathon King, Military Historian