Allen & Unwin

The Year It All Ended

By Kirsty Murray - Published 2015

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

November 1918, Melbourne, Australia. Tiney Flynn and her sisters are celebrating both Tiney’s 17th birthday and the end of the Great War. Soon, ...Read Review

I Was Only Nineteen

By Craig Smith (illus.) - By John Schumann - Published 2014

Genres:

Children/Young AdultMilitary

This picture book tells its moving story in simple verses and beautiful water-colour illustrations. The text is composed of the words of a ...Read Review

Game

By Trevor Shearston - Published 2013

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Although he was the son of convicts transported from Great Britain to Australia, Ben Hall didn’t seem headed for a life of ...Read Review

Sheila

By Robert Wainwright - Published 2014

Genres:

Nonfiction

Sheila was born Sheila Chisholm, daughter of a wealthy Australian rancher, and came to England in 1913 to become successively Lady Loughborough, Lady Milbanke ...Read Review

Hannah & Emil

By Belinda Castles - Published 2013Published c2012

Genres:

Saga

“Herr Becker, we must find you some shoes, and then supper,” says Hannah to Emil, while shaking his hand after being introduced at ...Read Review

The Burial

By Courtney Collins - Published 2013Published 2014

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/Crime

This is a strange book, not least because the narrator is a newborn baby who dies in the first chapter. This is Magical ...Read Review

Infamy

By Lenny Bartulin - Published 2013

Genres:

AdventureLiterary

It’s 1830. William Burr is recovering from injuries after his latest skirmish chasing mahogany pirates in British Honduras when he receives a request ...Read Review

Utopian Man

By Lisa Lang - Published 2012

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Lang’s award-winning debut is a delight, as a novel, as biography, and as history. Based on the life of Edward Cole, Utopian ...Read Review

Currawalli Street

By Christopher Morgan - Published 2012

Genres:

Saga

Currawalli Street is an average rural Australian street.  It has orderly numbered homes with normal people who uniquely blend into this harsh world ...Read Review

The Sacrifice

By Bruce Mutard - Published 2012

Genres:

In the hot Australian summer of 1939, young factory manager Robert Wells and his friends are still trying to work their way out of ...Read Review