Author(s): Dianne Wolfer
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.
Dianne Wolfer (Author) Dianne Wolfer is an award-winning author. Her book Lighthouse Girl inspired a character in PIAF's The Giants and has recently been adapted into a stage production by Black Swan State Theatre Company. Her picture book Photographs in the Mud (set along the Kokoda Track) is used as an international peace reference and has been published in Japanese; it is also a recommended resource for the National History Curriculum.Brian Simmonds (Illustrator) Brian Simmonds has a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from Curtin University. He has exhibited his work many times and won numerous prizes for drawing, oil painting and mixed media works. His work can be found in many private and public collections in Australia. His books include The River and Rottnest Island.