Sharon & Bob: Valour & Violets Part 1

Posted on: Mon 19 Mar 2018

In what sounds more like a chat around the fireside by two good friends, reminiscing about shared experiences than a talk in a radio studio, Sharon Cleary and Robert (Bob, or ‘Dogs’) Kearney enfold listeners in their charming, informative recollections of working on the highly acclaimed book, Valour and Violets.

It’s a talk that imparts information and insight that the majority of Aussies never knew about this period in Australia’s history – I promise you that!  It also gives us a glimpse into how these two South Aussies worked as a team to produce a book that has set the bar high for all future books about Australian history.

Don’t miss this wonderful first part in our series from Cleary and Kearney as they take us through the book chapter by chapter, whetting our appetite to read more.

Part 1:  Evolution of an Army and 1914

(Be listening at 3pm next Monday for Part 2: 1915 and 1916)

Producer Helen Meyer

Robert Kearney, Sharon Cleary, 2018, Valour and Violets: South Australia in the Great War, Wakefield Press Pty Ltd

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