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Allison Paterson Allison Paterson i(A83634 works by) (a.k.a. Allison Marlow Patterson)
Born: Established: Pyramid Hill, Wedderburn - Boort - Pyramid Hill area, North West Victoria, Victoria, ;
Gender: Female
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Allison Marlow Paterson is an award-winning author of children's and young adult fiction, and adult non-fiction. Her work often draws on her childhood near Pyramid Hill, Victoria, and focuses on wars and the past.

Paterson has been a regular reviewer for children's literature magazine Magpies, and in 2017 was the recipient of the May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust Creative Time Fellowship.

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y separately published work icon Anzac Sons : The Story of Five Brothers in the War to End All Wars Newport : Big Sky Publishing , 2014 7714418 2014 single work biography

'…Well dear Jim it breaks my heart to write this letter. Our dear [brother] was killed yesterday morning at 5.30. The bullet killed him instantly and he never spoke a word. I had just left him and gone down the trench to see the other lads when I was called back. Oh Jim it is awful…Oh I do hope he is the last… It is April 27, 1918, Jim’s brother writes from the battlefields of France. Of five brothers serving on the Western Front, three have given their lives; another has been hospitalised. Six agonising months of brutal warfare were yet to be endured… The Great War was a senseless tragedy. Its long shadow darkened the four corners of the world. In Mologa, Victoria, once a bustling community, stands a lonely stone memorial. Etched within the granite are the names of the Marlow brothers and their mates; a testament to ordinary people who became heroes. Anzac Sons is composed from a collection of over five hundred letters and postcards written by the brothers who served. From the training grounds of Victoria, Egypt and England, to the Western Front battlefields - Pozieres, Bullecourt, Messines, Menin Road, Passchendaele, Villers-Bretonneux and the village battles of 1918 – this compelling true story was compiled by the granddaughter of a surviving brother. She takes us on her journey as she walks in the footsteps of her ancestors. This is a story of mateship, bravery and sacrifice; it is a heartbreaking account of a family torn apart by war. It is a pledge to never forget.' (Publication summary)

2016 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2016 longlisted Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Small Publishers' Children's Book of the Year
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