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'The "War to end all Wars", as seen through the eyes of three young women.

'It is 1915. War is being fought on a horrific scale in the trenches of France, but it might as well be a world away from sixteen-year-old New Zealander Midge Macpherson, at school in England learning to be a young lady. But the war is coming closer: Midge's brothers are in the army, and her twin, Tim, is listed as 'missing' in the devastating defeat of the Anzac forces at Gallipoli.

'Desperate to do their bit - and avoid the boredom of school and the restrictions of Society - Midge and her friends Ethel and Anne start a canteen in France, caring for the endless flow of wounded soldiers returning from the front. Midge, recruited by the over-stretched ambulance service, is thrust into carnage and scenes of courage she could never have imagined.

'And when the war is over, all three girls - and their Anzac boys as well - discover that even going "home" can be both strange and wonderful. (Publisher's blurb)

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  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it is partially set in Turkey, contains references to Turkish people and culture, and has minor references to the Vietnam War.

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    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 2008 .
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      Extent: 290p.
      Reprinted: 2018
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      • Publication date: 1 April 2008.
      ISBN: 9780732285401

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Jackie French : 'To Be a Woman in Power Now, You Need to Be Better Than Men' Lou Heinrich , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 18 April 2017;

'The prolific Australian author talks about her new novel, Miss Lily’s Lovely Ladies, and writing women into history.'

A Rose for the ANZAC Boys by Jackie French Elaine Harris , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , April 2015;

— Review of A Rose for the Anzac Boys Jackie French , 2008 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)
Untitled Judith Way , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 23 no. 1 2009; (p. 68)

— Review of A Rose for the Anzac Boys Jackie French , 2008 single work novel
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges Report 2009 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 53 no. 3 2009; (p. 4-10)
Untitled Hilary Adams , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 87 no. 7 2008; (p. 43)

— Review of A Rose for the Anzac Boys Jackie French , 2008 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 April 2008; (p. 34)

— Review of A Rose for the Anzac Boys Jackie French , 2008 single work novel ; The Lost Boys Sam De Brito , 2008 single work novel
Untitled Frances Atkinson , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 27 April 2008; (p. 26)

— Review of A Rose for the Anzac Boys Jackie French , 2008 single work novel
[Untitled] Helen Purdie , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 23 no. 2 2008; (p. 40)

— Review of A Rose for the Anzac Boys Jackie French , 2008 single work novel
[Untitled] Suzie Hicks , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books For Young Adults , Winter vol. 16 no. 2 2008; (p. 11-12)

— Review of A Rose for the Anzac Boys Jackie French , 2008 single work novel
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges Report 2009 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 53 no. 3 2009; (p. 4-10)
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)
Jackie French : 'To Be a Woman in Power Now, You Need to Be Better Than Men' Lou Heinrich , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 18 April 2017;

'The prolific Australian author talks about her new novel, Miss Lily’s Lovely Ladies, and writing women into history.'

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