Buy. Read. Collect.

UK's largest specialist in first edition, signed books. Located in
the world famous Cecil Court.


Join Our Mailing List

Privacy by SafeSubscribe TM

Book Details

The Daughters of Mars

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£24.99

The Daughters of Mars

Author: Thomas Keneally

Price: £24.99

out of stock

Published by: Sceptre

Date Available: 25 October 2012

All of our books have clear protective, removable film on the dustwrapper and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition

 

Details

 

Synopsis

 

In 1915, two spirited Australian sisters join the war effort as nurses, escaping the confines of their father's dairy farm and carrying a guilty secret with them. Used to tending the sick as they are, nothing could have prepared them for what they confront, first in the Dardanelles, then on the Western Front.

Yet amid the carnage, Naomi and Sally Durance become the friends they never were at home and find themselves courageous in the face of extreme danger, as well as the hostility they encounter from some on their own side. There is great bravery, humour and compassion, too, and the inspiring example of some remarkable women. And in France, where Naomi nurses in a hospital set up by the eccentric Lady Tarlton while Sally works in a casualty clearing station, each meets an exceptional man: the kind of men for whom they might give up some of their precious independence - if only they all survive.

At once vast in scope and extraordinarily intimate, The Daughters of Mars brings the First World War to vivid, concrete life from an unusual perspective. A searing and profoundly moving tale, it pays tribute to the men and women who voluntarily risked their lives for peace.

Additional Information

Cover Type: Hardback

ISBN: 978-0340951873

Also from this Author

A Family Madness

A Family Madness

Flying Hero Class

Flying Hero Class

The Cut-Rate Kingdom

The Cut-Rate Kingdom

The Fear - Australian First Edition

The Fear - Australian First Edition

Schindler's Ark

Schindler's Ark

A Victim of the Aurora

A Victim of the Aurora

People who ordered this also ordered...

The Street Philosopher

The Street Philosopher

15 Miles

15 Miles

The Death Instinct

The Death Instinct

Red Runs the Helmand - SIGNED, LINED & DATED

Red Runs the Helmand - SIGNED, LINED & DATED

Martyr

Martyr

The Burning Sky

The Burning Sky

Only Time Will Tell: Clifton Chronicles (Volume 1)

Only Time Will Tell: Clifton Chronicles (Volume 1)

River of Smoke

River of Smoke

All That I Am -  October Book of the Month 2011

All That I Am - October Book of the Month 2011

Mistress of My Fate

Mistress of My Fate

The Sense of an Ending - MAN BOOKER WINNER 2011

The Sense of an Ending - MAN BOOKER WINNER 2011

A Broken Land

A Broken Land

The War of the Dragon Lady - SIGNED & PRE-PUBLICATION DATED

The War of the Dragon Lady - SIGNED & PRE-PUBLICATION DATED

HHhH - MAY 2012 BOOK OF THE MONTH

HHhH - MAY 2012 BOOK OF THE MONTH

A Time for Heroes - SIGNED, LINED & PRE-PUBLICATION DATED

A Time for Heroes - SIGNED, LINED & PRE-PUBLICATION DATED

Armada - SIGNED, LINED & PUBLICATION DATED

Armada - SIGNED, LINED & PUBLICATION DATED

The Sins of the Father (Clifton Chronicles 2)

The Sins of the Father (Clifton Chronicles 2)

Waiting for Sunrise

Waiting for Sunrise

 
Coming soon
Top Sellers
The Last Crusaders: Ivan the Terrible, William Napier, signed first edition

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£18.99

Ivan the Terrible (The Last Crusaders 3)

by William Napier

 

Synopsis

After the final defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the great naval battle of Lepanto, it seems that Europe is safe. But one day Nicholas Ingoldsby ... read more

 

Release 11 September 2014

Publisher Orion

ISBN 978-1409105374

A Cruel Necessity (A John Grey Historical Mystery)

Signed, Lined & Dated

UK First Edition / First Printing

£19.99

A Cruel Necessity (A John Grey Historical Mystery) - Book of the Month November 2014

by L. C. Tyler

 

Synopsis

The superb first book in the John Grey Mysteries.   The theatres are padlocked. Christmas has been cancelled. It is 1657 and ... read more

 

Release 06 November 2014

Publisher Constable

ISBN 9781472115034

Foxglove Summer (Rivers of London 5), Ben Aaronovitch, signed first edition

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£16.99

Foxglove Summer (Rivers of London 5)

by Ben Aaronovitch

 

Synopsis

In the fifth of his bestselling series Ben Aaronovitch takes Peter Grant out of whatever comfort zone he might have found and takes him out of ... read more

 

Release 28 November 2014

Publisher Gollancz

ISBN 978-0575132504

Coming Soon
Top Sellers
Long Way Home (Zigic & Ferreira 1), Eva Dolan, signed first edition

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed & Dated by the author.

£24.99

Long Way Home (Zigic & Ferreira 1)

by Eva Dolan

 

Synopsis

The launch of a major new detective series from the publishers of Henning Mankell, Arnaldur Indridason and Fred Vargas ... read more

 

Release 09 January 2014

Publisher Harvill Secker

ISBN 978-1846557798

Valour: Book Two of The Faithful and the Fallen, John Gwynne, signed first edition

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£16.99

Valour: Book Two of The Faithful and the Fallen

by John Gwynne

 

Synopsis

The Banished Lands are torn by war as the army of High King Nathair sweeps the realm challenging all who oppose his holy crusade. Allied with th... read more

 

Release 26 March 2014

Publisher Tor

ISBN 978-0230758469

The Boy with the Porcelain Blade, Den Patrick, signed first edition

UK First Edition / First Printing

Signed by the author

£20.00

The Boy with the Porcelain Blade + a PROMOTIONAL POSTCARD

by Den Patrick

 

Synopsis

An ornate yet dark fantasy, with echoes of Mervyn Peake, Robin Hobb and Jon Courtenay Grimwood. An original and beautifully imagi... read more

 

Release 20 March 2014

Publisher Gollancz

ISBN 978-0575133839

We accept Maestro We accept Mastercard We accept Solo We accept Visa We accept Visa Electron We accept PayPal
  • ©2014. Goldsboro Books Ltd. All rights reserved. | Website design by Empire Elements Ltd.