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Peter Stanley – The Devil’s Uncle

Independently published, Australia, 2020
Cover and internal design Rosemary McKenzie

The Devil’s Uncle is the third of Peter Stanley’s Mansergh series, set in British colonial India and whilst indeed part of a series, it can certainly be read as a stand-alone. The exploits of Mansergh from previous novels have some residual effects, not least of which is what we would now call PTSD as a result of the horrors of war.

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Kayte Nunn – The Last Reunion

Hachette, Australia, 2021

Another fine work of historical fiction by Kayte Nunn, The Last Reunion focusses on the women of the Women’s Auxiliary Services Burma (WASBies). It’s another of the largely untold stories of the contribution of women to the Second World War effort – these plucky women were the closest to the frontline of any servicewomen in this conflict, their role being to run a mobile canteen for the soldiers in the battlefield.

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