Allen & Unwin

The Passengers

By Eleanor Limprecht - Published 2018



The Passengers is an intergenerational historical novel set in both the tail end of World War Two and the present day. It is ...Read Review

The Last Hours

By Minette Walters - Published 2017Published 2018Published 2018-08-07



June 1348: When Lady Anne of Develish loses her husband to the Black Death, she takes charge of his demesne and does everything in ...Read Review

Into the World

By Stephanie Parkyn - Published 2017



It is 1791, and the ships of the La Perouse expedition have gone missing somewhere in the Great Southern Ocean. Admiral Bruni d’Entrecasteaux ...Read Review

We That Are Left

By Lisa Bigelow - Published 2017


Set in Melbourne during World War II, this novel tells the parallel stories of two women: Grace Fowler, who works as a secretary ...Read Review

Freedom Swimmer

By WAI CHIM - Published 2016


Children/Young Adult

1968. Guangdong Province, China. Somehow, the 17-year-old Ming has survived a three-year famine, though he lost his family. He now lives in the village’...Read Review

Dreaming the Enemy

By David Metzenthen - Published 2016


Children/Young Adult

Dreaming the Enemy starts when 19-year-old Johnny Shoebridge, an Australian country boy from a hard-working, traditional community, returns from Vietnam. A damaged soul, ...Read Review

Maggie’s Kitchen

By Caroline Beecham - Published 2016


In London during World War Two, Maggie Johnson opens one of the many British Restaurants, an initiative of the Ministry of Food to ...Read Review

The Pearl-Shell Diver: A Story of Adventure from the Torres Strait

By Kay Crabbe - Published 2016


AdventureChildren/Young Adult

It is 1898, and 13-year-old Sario lives on an island in the Torres Strait between New Guinea and Australia. His family dive for bê...Read Review

Harry Mac

By Russell Eldridge - Published 2016


South Africa is an exciting, dangerous place to live in the 1960s. Tom’s Dad is Harry Mac, a journalist using his pen ...Read Review

Racing the Moon

By Michelle Morgan - Published 2015


Children/Young Adult

It’s 1931 and Joe Riley, ‘on the wrong side of thirteen’, lives in Sydney, Australia. It’s the Depression, and Joe has a ...Read Review