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Troop Train

Elizabeth Hutchins

Troop Train
It's February 1942 and the Second World War is raging.

Japanese planes are bombing Darwin, Australia fears an invasion, and the train track leads straight through the desert to Adelaide. Fourteen-year-old Rosemary Lister begins a diary to share the upheavals and tensions of her new life in the country, storing memories for her father, missing in Singapore.

Nearly four years later, after war's end, she has learnt of love and grief and her book is full - but one troop train has yet to arrive.

This moving and uplifting family saga was inspired by the stories of those who lived through the war in the Adelaide Hills. It is based on well-known author Elizabeth Hutchins' careful research studying newspaper articles, books, memoirs and historical collections - and talking to those who were there.

Elizabeth Hutchins, former teacher and executive officer of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English, is author of a dozen books, as well as prize-winning travel and environmental articles and many short stories. She lives in Adelaide with her husband and her constant companion Millie, an RSPCA rescue cat.
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Format Paperback
Size 210 x 140 mm
ISBN 9781743058541
Extent 288 pages
Price: AU$29.95 including GST
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