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Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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'When Grace married the genial and handsome Captain Leo Waterhouse in Australia in 1943, they were young, in love - and at war. Like many other young men and women, they were ready, willing and able to put the war effort first. They never seriously doubted that they would come through unscathed. But Leo never returned from a commando mission masterminded by his own hero figure, an eccentric and charismatic man who inspired total loyalty from those under his command. The world moved on to new alliances, leaving Grace, like so many widows, to bear the pain of losing the love of her life and wonder what it had all been for. Sixty years on, Grace is still haunted by the tragedy of her doomed hero when the real story of his ill-fated secret mission is at last unearthed. As new fragments of her hero's story emerge, Grace is forced to keep revising her picture of what happened to Leo and his fellow commandoes - until she learns about the final piece in the jigsaw, and the ultimate betrayal.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: To the Coverdales - Alex, Rory, Craig, Margaret. With the Author's love.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Doubleday , 2007 .
      Extent: vi, 297p.p.
      Written as: Tom Keneally
      Note/s:
      • Includes 'Author's Note' (pp. v-vi).
      ISBN: 1864711019 (hbk), 9781864711011 (hbk)
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Sceptre , 2007 .
      Extent: viii, 264p.p.
      ISBN: 0340825278 (hbk), 9780340825273 (hbk)
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Vintage Books , 2008 .
      Extent: vi, 295p.p.
      ISBN: 9781864711028 (pbk)
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Sceptre , 2008 .
      Extent: viii, 264p.p.
      Note/s:
      • 'Touching and gripping until the very last page' Daily Mail (appears on cover).
      • Dedication: To the Coverdales - Alexandra, Rory, Craig and Margaret.
      • Includes 'Author's Note' (pp. vii-viii).
      ISBN: 0340825286 (pbk), 9780340825280 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Heroism Incompatible with Domestic Life Eve Newman , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 22 no. 2 2008; (p. 170-171)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Lust for Life and Death Kathy Marks , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Independent , 16 March 2007; (p. 20, 21) The Canberra Times , 22 March 2007; (p. 3)
Books : Peter Pierce Peter Pierce , 2007-2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 December - 8 January vol. 125 no. 6600 2007-2008; (p. 145)
Short impressions of books read by the author.
Heroic Poses Peter Pierce , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 289 2007; (p. 55-56)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Heroic Quest Falls Short James Ley , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 March 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
A Probing Perspective Mark Thomas , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 March 2007; (p. 11)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
When the Home Fires Went Out A. P. Riemer , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 March 2007; (p. 32-33)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Fiction Anne Susskind , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 27 March vol. 125 no. 6562 2007; (p. 65)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Fate of the Brave Barry Oakley , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 March 2007; (p. 12-13)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Life after Depth Allan Massie , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Scotsman , 24 February 2007; (p. 21)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Why Men Will Be Men Joseph O'Connor , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Irish Times , 3 March 2007; (p. 10)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
The Pain of the Homeric Heroes James Urquhart , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Independent , 11 March 2007; (p. 26)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Swansong of the Innocents Penelope Lively , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian , 17 March 2007; (p. 16)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Wisdom through Waiting Charlotte Moore , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Spectator , 24 March 2007; (p. 35, 36)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Schindler's List Author's New Hero Paul Whittington , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Irish Independent , 3 March 2007;

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Reliving War's Past Adair Jones , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 - 8 April 2007; (p. 23)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Desperate, Daring and Awfully Heroic Ed Lake , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Daily Telegraph , 31 March 2007; (p. 27)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Eyes on the Prize Geordie Williamson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , June vol. 2 no. 5 2007; (p. 4-5)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
What Was It All For? James Bradley , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 30 March no. 5426 2007; (p. 19)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Unpicking the Universe Louise Swinn , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 189 2007; (p. 82-86)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel ; National Treasure Michael Wilding 2007 single work novel ; The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel ; Long Afternoon of the World Graeme Kinross-Smith 2007 single work novel ; The American Brother Manfred Jurgensen 2007 single work novel ; Love Without Hope Rodney Hall 2007 single work novel ; Company : A Novel Max Barry 2006 single work novel ; The End of the World Paddy O'Reilly 2007 selected work short story ; Dodging the Bull : Stories Paul Mitchell 2007 selected work short story ; Rohypnol Andrew Hutchinson 2006 single work novel ; Feather Man Rhyll McMaster 2007 single work novel ; Omar and Enzo in the Big Talking Book Colin Batrouney 2007 single work novel ; Confessions and Memoirs : National Anthology of New Australian Writing 2006 anthology short story extract autobiography
Heroic Poses Peter Pierce , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 289 2007; (p. 55-56)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Heroic Quest Falls Short James Ley , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 March 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
A Probing Perspective Mark Thomas , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 March 2007; (p. 11)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
When the Home Fires Went Out A. P. Riemer , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 March 2007; (p. 32-33)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Fiction Anne Susskind , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 27 March vol. 125 no. 6562 2007; (p. 65)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Fate of the Brave Barry Oakley , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 March 2007; (p. 12-13)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Life after Depth Allan Massie , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Scotsman , 24 February 2007; (p. 21)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Why Men Will Be Men Joseph O'Connor , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Irish Times , 3 March 2007; (p. 10)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
The Pain of the Homeric Heroes James Urquhart , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Independent , 11 March 2007; (p. 26)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Swansong of the Innocents Penelope Lively , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian , 17 March 2007; (p. 16)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Wisdom through Waiting Charlotte Moore , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Spectator , 24 March 2007; (p. 35, 36)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Schindler's List Author's New Hero Paul Whittington , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Irish Independent , 3 March 2007;

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Reliving War's Past Adair Jones , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 - 8 April 2007; (p. 23)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Desperate, Daring and Awfully Heroic Ed Lake , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Daily Telegraph , 31 March 2007; (p. 27)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Eyes on the Prize Geordie Williamson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , June vol. 2 no. 5 2007; (p. 4-5)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
What Was It All For? James Bradley , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 30 March no. 5426 2007; (p. 19)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Unpicking the Universe Louise Swinn , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 189 2007; (p. 82-86)

— Review of Helen Garner and the Meaning of Everything Alex I. Jones 2006 single work novel ; National Treasure Michael Wilding 2007 single work novel ; The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel ; Long Afternoon of the World Graeme Kinross-Smith 2007 single work novel ; The American Brother Manfred Jurgensen 2007 single work novel ; Love Without Hope Rodney Hall 2007 single work novel ; Company : A Novel Max Barry 2006 single work novel ; The End of the World Paddy O'Reilly 2007 selected work short story ; Dodging the Bull : Stories Paul Mitchell 2007 selected work short story ; Rohypnol Andrew Hutchinson 2006 single work novel ; Feather Man Rhyll McMaster 2007 single work novel ; Omar and Enzo in the Big Talking Book Colin Batrouney 2007 single work novel ; Confessions and Memoirs : National Anthology of New Australian Writing 2006 anthology short story extract autobiography
Keneally's Mature Insights into Character Tony Smith , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 3 May vol. 17 no. 8 2007;

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Heroism Incompatible with Domestic Life Eve Newman , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 22 no. 2 2008; (p. 170-171)

— Review of The Widow and Her Hero Thomas Keneally 2007 single work novel
Lust for Life and Death Kathy Marks , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Independent , 16 March 2007; (p. 20, 21) The Canberra Times , 22 March 2007; (p. 3)
Books : Peter Pierce Peter Pierce , 2007-2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 December - 8 January vol. 125 no. 6600 2007-2008; (p. 145)
Short impressions of books read by the author.
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