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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Barbed Wire and Roses
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'They were our golden youth, seeking adventure on foreign battlefields. The First World War, everyone said in 1914, would be over by Christmas, and Stephen Conway rushes to enlist in the belief he should fight for King and Empire. Leaving behind a new wife and a baby on the way, he soon finds himself in the trenches of Gallipoli. Four horrific years later, Stephen is the only survivor of his platoon, shell-shocked and disillusioned, and during the heat of battle on the blood-stained fields of France, he mysteriously disappears.

'Stephen's ultimate fate is still a mystery when more than eighty years later his grandson Patrick finds a diary that leads him to Britain and France on a journey to discover what really happened . . . a journey during which he unexpectedly finds love, and the truth about his grandfather's fate that is even stranger and more shocking than he imagined.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my daughter Lyn and my son Perry, and in loving memory of their mother

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2007 .
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      Extent: 382p.
      ISBN: 9780670070770
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2008 .
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      Extent: 382p.
      ISBN: 9780143007913(pbk)
    • Manly Vale, Manly - Allambie - Curl Curl area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: For Pity Sake Publishing , 2015 .
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      Extent: 1vp.
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      • Publication date : May 2015

      ISBN: 9780992521882

Works about this Work

Ruins or Foundations : Great War Literature in the Australian Curriculum Clare Rhoden , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 12 no. 1 2012;
'The Great War has been represented in Australian curricula since 1914, in texts with tones ranging from bellicose patriotism to idealistic pacifism. Australian curricula have included war literature as one way of transmitting cultural values, values that continue to evolve as successive generations relate differently to war and peace. Changes in ethical perspectives and popular feeling have guided text selection and pedagogy, so that texts which were once accepted as foundational to Australian society seem, at later times, to document civilisation's ruin.

In recent years, overseas texts have been preferred above Australian examples as mediators of the Great War, an event still held by many to be of essential importance to Australia. This paper first considers arguments for including Great War texts on the national curriculum, exploring what war literature can, and cannot, be expected to bring to the program. Interrogating the purpose/s of war literature in the curriculum and the ways in which the texts may be used to meet such expectations, the paper then discusses styles of war texts and investigates whether there is a case for including more texts by Australian authors.' (Author's abstract)
Untitled Jeff Herd , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 23 no. 1 2009; (p. 53)

— Review of Barbed Wire and Roses Peter Yeldham , 2007 single work novel
Books Phil Brown , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 21 - 27 May no. 686 2008; (p. 27)

— Review of Barbed Wire and Roses Peter Yeldham , 2007 single work novel ; Mawson : Life and Death in Antarctica Tim Jarvis , 2008 single work autobiography
This Week's selections Craig Cook , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 August 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of The Ballad of Les Darcy Peter FitzSimons , 2007 single work biography ; Barbed Wire and Roses Peter Yeldham , 2007 single work novel ; The Ghost's Child Sonya Hartnett , 2007 single work novel
Lest We Forget All Who Served Dianne Dempsey , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 July 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of Barbed Wire and Roses Peter Yeldham , 2007 single work novel
Lest We Forget All Who Served Dianne Dempsey , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 July 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of Barbed Wire and Roses Peter Yeldham , 2007 single work novel
This Week's selections Craig Cook , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 August 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of The Ballad of Les Darcy Peter FitzSimons , 2007 single work biography ; Barbed Wire and Roses Peter Yeldham , 2007 single work novel ; The Ghost's Child Sonya Hartnett , 2007 single work novel
Books Phil Brown , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 21 - 27 May no. 686 2008; (p. 27)

— Review of Barbed Wire and Roses Peter Yeldham , 2007 single work novel ; Mawson : Life and Death in Antarctica Tim Jarvis , 2008 single work autobiography
Untitled Jeff Herd , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 23 no. 1 2009; (p. 53)

— Review of Barbed Wire and Roses Peter Yeldham , 2007 single work novel
Ruins or Foundations : Great War Literature in the Australian Curriculum Clare Rhoden , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 12 no. 1 2012;
'The Great War has been represented in Australian curricula since 1914, in texts with tones ranging from bellicose patriotism to idealistic pacifism. Australian curricula have included war literature as one way of transmitting cultural values, values that continue to evolve as successive generations relate differently to war and peace. Changes in ethical perspectives and popular feeling have guided text selection and pedagogy, so that texts which were once accepted as foundational to Australian society seem, at later times, to document civilisation's ruin.

In recent years, overseas texts have been preferred above Australian examples as mediators of the Great War, an event still held by many to be of essential importance to Australia. This paper first considers arguments for including Great War texts on the national curriculum, exploring what war literature can, and cannot, be expected to bring to the program. Interrogating the purpose/s of war literature in the curriculum and the ways in which the texts may be used to meet such expectations, the paper then discusses styles of war texts and investigates whether there is a case for including more texts by Australian authors.' (Author's abstract)
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