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ISBN: 9781925591224
Pages: 120
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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In the Lamplight

Created by Dianne WolferBrian Simmonds

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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.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

‘The evocative photographs, archival pieces and charcoal artwork superbly combine with the raw and moving storyline…Essential reading for middle to upper primary students.’ Reading Time

‘… create[s] an engrossing read and an understanding of an important part of Australian history.’ Magpies

‘an engrossing read, one which gives a sound background to the lives of those we rarely read about…intense, intimate and involving…I thoroughly recommend this as a highly readable account of how war affects lives far beyond the battlefield.’ ReadPlus

This is a sad but fantastic book and I definitely recommend it to readers interested in romance, history and a little twist of sadness.’ Charlotte, age 11

In the Lamplight combines Dianne’s meticulous research, archival photographs, and actual telegrams and letters with imaginative storytelling and evocative and sensitively wrought charcoal drawings by artist Brian Simmonds.’ Subiaco Post

‘A wonderful stand-alone story in its own right, this beautifully produced book from Fremantle Press is also the perfect conclusion to the war trilogy which began with Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy.’ WritingWA

Awards

Children’s Book Council of Australia Notable Book (2019)



Pages: 120
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9781925591224
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Dianne Wolfer

Dianne Wolfer is the acclaimed author of many books for teenagers and young readers spanning multiple genres. Her book Lighthouse Girl served as inspiration for PIAF’s The Giants and features in events commemorating the centenary of the departure of the first AIF from Albany. One of Dianne’s picture books, Photographs in the Mud (set along the Kokoda Track), is used as […]

Brian Simmonds

Brian Simmonds was born in Subiaco and worked for many years as a lithographer in the printing industry while studying art in the evenings. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from Curtin University and worked for The Sunday Times, New Idea and an advertising agency before he became a professional artist in […]