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Gossip From the Forest By Thomas Keneally

Gossip From the Forest
by Thomas Keneally

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Thomas Keneally's critically acclaimed fictional recreation of the end of the First World War.
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Gossip From the Forest Summary


Gossip From the Forest by Thomas Keneally

In November 1918, in a railway carriage in a forest near Paris, six men meet to negotiate an end to the terrible slaughter of the First World War. Threatened by famine and anarchy at home, the Germans struggle to mitigate the punishing terms offered by the Allies. But both sides are torn by battle exhaustion and a confusion that far exceed their national differences. In this riveting combination of history, speculation and rumour, Thomas Keneally recreates the personalities, ideals, prejudices, arguments and desperate measures that resulted in the armistice which would shape the future of Europe.















Price: GBP5.99

Edition: Second

Format:198 x 129 mm

Imprint: Sceptre

Markets:BCN ex Can





Four of Thomas Keneally's novels have been shortlisted for the Booker prize and SCHINDLER'S ARK (filmed by Steven Spielberg as Schindler's List) has sold more copies than any other Booker Prize-winner. He is also the author of several works of non-fiction, including THE PLACE WHERE SOULS ARE BORN, about the American Southwest.



BIRTHPLACE: New South Wales, Australia.

WHEREABOUTS: Sydney, Australia



PREVIOUS BOOKS: INCLUDE

BLOOD RED, SISTER ROSE; CONFEDERATES; THE PLAYMAKER; THE PLACE WHERE SOULS ARE BORN; A FAMILY MADNESS; TOWARDS ASMARA; WOMAN OF THE INNER SEA; JACKO; SCHINDLER'S LIST





THE PROMOTION



*Part of the new Sceptre relaunch









SELLING POINTS



(1)Shortlisted for the Booker Prize



(2) Publication will coincide with Keneally's new novel A RIVER TOWN and the paperback of JACKO.



(3) Author PR on publication. Keneally will be here to take part in the Sceptre promotion.

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Gossip From the Forest Reviews


Extremely gripping, as well as important historical fiction * New Statesman *
As fiction it is absorbing and as history it achieves the kind of significance earned only by sympathy acting on deep knowledge...Keneally's book belongs...with those like Solzhenitsyn's AUGUST 1914, books that delineate the past in sympathetic depth and so urge the reader to enter it * New York Times Book Review *
I was intrigued, excited and sure that the vivid snapshots of private-versus-public emotion would coalesce into a moving, meaningful image * The Sunday Times *

About Thomas Keneally


Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published thirty-one novels since. They include Schindler's Ark, which won the Booker Prize in 1982 and was subsequently made into the film Schindler's List, and The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith, Confederates and Gossip From The Forest, each of which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent novels are The Daughters Of Mars, which was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize in 2013, Shame and the Captives and Crimes of the Father. He has also written several works of non-fiction, including his memoir Homebush Boy, Searching for Schindler and Australians. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney.

Additional information

GOR000938021
Gossip From the Forest by Thomas Keneally
Thomas Keneally
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
1988-11-01
240
0340431040
9780340431047
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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