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Widow and Her Hero

(2007)
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In 1943, when Grace and Leo Waterhouse married in Australia, they were part of a young generation ready to sacrifice themselves to win the war, while being confident they would survive. Sixty years on, as Grace recounts what happened to her doomed hero, she can say what she suspected then: that men are fundamentally childish and for many of them, bravery is its own end. The tale she tells is one of great love, lost innocence, a charismatic but unstable Irish commander, dashing undercover missions against the Japanese in Singapore, and - in her eyes - reckless, foolhardy exploits. As fresh details continue to emerge, Grace is forced to keep revising her picture of what happened to Leo and his fellow commandoes - until she learns about the final piece in the jigsaw, and an ultimate betrayal. As absorbing as it is moving, this timely novel poses unsettling questions about heroic codes and why men so willingly and fatally adopt them.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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March 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Widow and her Hero
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Title: The Widow and Her Hero
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Title: The Widow and Her Hero
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ISBN: 1-74310-993-8 / 978-1-74310-993-9 (Australia edition)
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Title: The Widow and Her Hero
Author(s): Thomas Keneally
ISBN: 1-74319-298-3 / 978-1-74319-298-6 (Australia edition)
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February 2008 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Widow and Her Hero: Library Edition
Author(s): Thomas Keneally
ISBN: 1-921334-49-5 / 978-1-921334-49-8 (Australia edition)
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Title: The Widow and Her Hero
Author(s): Thomas Keneally
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Title: The Widow and her Hero
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