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The Daughters of Mars [compact Disc]

By Thomas Keneally

Naomi and Sally Durance are daughters of a dairy farmer from the Macleay Valley. Bound together in complicity by what they consider a crime, when the Great War begins in 1914 they hope to submerge their guilt by leaving for Europe to nurse the tides of young wounded. They head for the Dardanelles on the hospital ship Archimedes. Their education in medicine, valour and human degradation continues on the Greek island of Lemnos, then on the Western Front. Here, new outrages – gas, shell-shock – present themselves. Naomi encounters the wonderful, eccentric Lady Tarlton, who is founding a voluntary hospital near Boulogne; Sally serves in a casualty clearing station close to the front. They meet the men with whom they would wish to spend the rest of their lives. Inspired by the journals of Australian nurses who gave their all to the Great War effort and the men they nursed, The Daughters of Mars is vast in scope yet extraordinarily intimate. A stunning tour de force to join the best First World War literature, and one that casts a penetrating light on the lives of obscure but strong women caught in the great mill of history.

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Audio Books

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  • CD F Keneally [16 DISC], Book on CD Fiction

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9781743155639


Format: Audio Books
Author: Keneally, Thomas
Summary: Naomi and Sally Durance are daughters of a dairy farmer from the Macleay Valley. Bound together in complicity by what they consider a crime, when the Great War begins in 1914 they hope to submerge their guilt by leaving for Europe to nurse the tides of young wounded. Their education in medicine, valour and human degradation takes them from the Dardanelles to the Greek island of Lemnos, then on the Western Front. Naomi encounters the wonderful, eccentric Lady Tarlton, who is founding a voluntary hospital near Boulogne; Sally serves in a casualty clearing station close to the front. Inspired by the journals of Australian nurses who gave their all to the Great War effort and the men they nursed, The Daughters of Mars is vast in scope yet extraordinarily intimate.
Title: The daughters of Mars [compact disc] / Tom Keneally.
Publisher Date: Ultimo, N.S.W. : ABC : Bolinda Audio ; Grand Haven, MI : Distributed by Brilliance Audio, p2013.
Subject: Sisters -- Fiction Nurses -- Fiction World War, 1914-1918 -- Women -- Fiction. World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals -- Fiction. World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Western Front -- Fiction. Australian fiction.
Isbn: 9781743155639
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Keneally
Oclc: 827628444
Upc: 9781743155639
Bib Id: 458327

Format: Audio Books
Author: Keneally, Thomas
Summary: Naomi and Sally Durance are daughters of a dairy farmer from the Macleay Valley. Bound together in complicity by what they consider a crime, when the Great War begins in 1914 they hope to submerge their guilt by leaving for Europe to nurse the tides of young wounded. Their education in medicine, valour and human degradation takes them from the Dardanelles to the Greek island of Lemnos, then on the Western Front. Naomi encounters the wonderful, eccentric Lady Tarlton, who is founding a voluntary hospital near Boulogne; Sally serves in a casualty clearing station close to the front. Inspired by the journals of Australian nurses who gave their all to the Great War effort and the men they nursed, The Daughters of Mars is vast in scope yet extraordinarily intimate.
Title: The daughters of Mars [compact disc] / Tom Keneally.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: Ultimo, N.S.W. : ABC : Bolinda Audio ; Grand Haven, MI : Distributed by Brilliance Audio, p2013.
Description: 16 sound discs (18 hr., 26 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Subjects: Sisters -- Fiction
Subjects: Nurses -- Fiction
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 -- Women -- Fiction.
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals -- Fiction.
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Western Front -- Fiction.
Subjects: Australian fiction.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Nolan, Jane
Notes: Bolinda Audio: BAB 130211.
Notes: Compact disc.
Notes: Read by Jane Nolan.
ISBN: 9781743155639
Publisher Number: BAB 130211
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Medium: [compact disc]
Call Number: F Keneally