A Woman's War: a mother's home front battle

Jacqueline and John Dinan

Rosie is not alone in her growing apprehension towards Australia’s involvement in a war. Like many mothers, she feels helpless as her sons are swayed by the relentless pull of ‘mateship’ and are lured by the sense of ‘adventure’ awaiting them in another continent. While yearning for news from them in Northern France, Rosie struggles with the changing reality that war is placing on women on the home front. A woman’s war takes us into the life of a mother during the First World. It provides a unique and intimate perspective of how she and other women of her inner-city, working class community endured an incredibly difficult period of Australia’s history and exemplified to future generations how to face hardship. This insightful story reveals tribulations and tragedies not talked about by the generations of women who followed.

Soft cover, 269 pages.