Allen & Unwin

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

The Railwayman’s Wife

By Ashley Hay - Published 2014Published 2016


Anikka (Ani) Lachlan is the title character in this novel, which is set after World War II in Thirroul, a coastal town outside ...Read Review

Half the World in Winter

By Maggie Joel - Published 2015


Set in 1880, the novel begins with a train accident in which three people are killed. The life of bereaved father Thomas Brinklow becomes ...Read Review


By Tim Griffiths - Published 2015


Photographer Frank Hurley needs little introduction to anyone fascinated with early 20th century Antarctic exploration, or who has ever been moved by his ...Read Review