A Great Escape is a story of courage, resilience and bravery during a time of uncertainty. Felice Arena has again written about a difficult topic in a way that keeps the reader invested in the story.
It’s 1914 and Evie was experiencing a life of goodness and happiness until her sweetheart, Tom, leaves for the war. In a different time, 2017, we have story of strong-willed Lizzie who is changing, rejecting friends and what she believes to be right.
Alfred’s War is a moving tribute to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Veterans, and the sacrifices they made as they served our country. This poignant story opens the readers hearts to the Indigenous Australians contribution to the war, and the lack of support and discrimination they were subject to on their return home.