Why we all fell in love with Frances Liardet’s WWII novel

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February 28, 2019 Book Club 0 Comments

Spanning the sweep of the twentieth century, We Must Be Brave explores the fierce love that we feel for our children and the power of that love to endure. Beyond distance, beyond time, beyond life itself. It is a novel about courage and kindness, hardship and friendship – and the astonishing power of love. We thought we'd show you just how much the voracious readers at the HarperCollins Australia offices have been loving Frances Liardet's novel. READ MORE

Thank You For Entering The Banjo Prize

Words: Catherine Milne, Head of Local Fiction Publishing When we dreamed up the idea of the Banjo Prize – as a way of finding Australia’s next great storyteller – I wasn’t sure what we could expect.  It’s quite one thing to dream up something like this, and quite another thing to put it out into the world.  Maybe, I thought hopefully to myself, just maybe, we might get some interest.  After all, while there are quite a few well established literary prizes out there – the Vogel and the Richell Prize, just to name a couple – there’s not so many competitions out there for people who just want to tell rippingly good stories. READ MORE

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