Allen & Unwin

Esther’s Children

By Caroline Beecham - Published 2022


In 1936, a young woman arrives in Vienna. Tess Simpson is the name in her British passport, but she is also Esther Sinovitch, daughter ...Read Review

The Freedom of Birds

By Stephanie Parkyn - Published 2021


As Napoleon continues his rampage across Europe, the lives of three young performers become intertwined in a series of adventures. Close friends Ré...Read Review

The Silver Wolf (Fiskardo’s War)

By J. C. Harvey - Published 2022



The Thirty Years’ War (1618 – 1648) provides the backdrop for this exciting fictional debut. Despite the troubles of the War, Jack Fiskardo’s life is ...Read Review

The Swift and the Harrier

By Minette Walters - Published 2021


Minette Walters spent many years as a bestselling thriller writer before turning her talents to historical fiction, and The Swift and The Harrier ...Read Review

Small Acts of Defiance

By Michelle Wright - Published 2021


Based in Nazi-occupied Paris, Small Acts of Defiance is award-winning Australian short-story writer Michelle Wright’s debut novel. Wright lived in Paris for ...Read Review

The Electric Hotel

By Dominic Smith - Published 2020



The Electric Hotel is a story within a story, with the main narrative set within a poignant outer frame. It is 1963, and a ...Read Review

Truganini: Journey Through the Apocalypse

By Cassandra Pybus - Published 2020



In the 1820s, the author’s ancestor was given free land grants on Bruny Island, Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania). The original inhabitants ...Read Review


By Lenny Bartulin -


The author’s earlier historical novel Infamy blasted away the conventions with a frenetic pace and vivid irreverence. It was a graphic, yet ...Read Review

House on Endless Waters

By Emuna Elon - Published 2020



An Israeli author, whose mother escaped from Nazi-occupied Amsterdam with him and his sister, travels to the land of his birth to promote ...Read Review

Lost Autumn / The True Story of Maddie Bright

By Mary-Rose MacColl - Published 2020-03-03


In 1920, following WWI, Edward, Prince of Wales, tours Australia. Maddie, Rupert, and Helen are part of his personal staff. Seventeen-year-old Maddie Bright is ...Read Review

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