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Bring Larks And Heroes

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Thomas Keneally

Introduction by Geordie Williamson

At the world’s end, it is Sunday afternoon in February. Through the edge of the forest a soldier moves without any idea he’s caught in a mesh of sunlight and shade. Corporal Halloran’s this fellow’s name. He’s a lean boy taking long strides through the Sabbath heat.

A South Pacific penal colony in the late eighteenth century. An honest man named Phelim Halloran and Ann Rush, his secret bride. Poet, soldier, lover and grand innocent, Halloran must confront his destiny in a place of tyranny and searing horror.

Read an extract from Geordie Williamson’s introduction to Bring Larks and Heroes, published in the Weekend Australian on 5 May, 2012.

About the Author

Thomas Keneally was born in 1935 in country New South Wales to Irish Catholic parents. As a child he dreamed of becoming a famous sportsman. In 1958 he entered the seminary but left in 1960 before being ordained. He had a number of different jobs and became for a time a schoolteacher.

Keneally published his first book The Place at Whitton in...

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  • Bring Larks And Heroes
    ISBN: 9781921921834
    26 April 2012
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