ANZAC Girl: The War Diaries of Alice Ross-King by Kate Simpson & Jess Racklyeft

World War I seemed a noble, almost thrilling, prospect for many who went to fight or assist, but the horror was more than anyone could imagine and surviving proved an almost impossible feat. As a nurse, Alice feels honour-bound to help. Her diaries tell of the devastation of the war and of her own pain when her sweetheart is killed.

Kate Simpson is the great-granddaughter of Alice, whose diaries and letters form the narrative for this incredibly moving book. Gentle and poignant illustrations, along with maps and photos, complete a depiction of the life of a brave woman and an episode in war that became known as the Battle of Fromelles. This is an outstanding picture book for ages 7+.


Alexa Dretzke is the assistant manager and children’s book buyer at Readings Hawthorn.

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Anzac Girl: The War Diaries of Alice Ross-King

Anzac Girl: The War Diaries of Alice Ross-King

Jess Racklyeft, Kate Simpson

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