This book perfectly captures the Aussie spirit and the heart of what mateship really means.
The amazing feat of his indomitable grandfather and his ragged but resilient companions has been presented in an exciting story demonstrating great family pride and affection.
The themes of separation, loneliness, doubt and heroism are all here, and we gain a clear picture of the emotional cost of war to an individual family.
Phelps' story is an extraordinary and unforgettable read.
His appreciation for a good story is evident; this writer possesses a commanding turn of phrase.