THE LIGHT HORSE GHOST by Julie Janson available: $20 plus postage. 


Available December 2018

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A new Australian novel about the return of the Light Horse in 1918.

100 years since the tumultuous return!



Iris is a teenage girl in Boulder Kalgoorlie Western Australia when her father returns from the Light Horse. She faces hardship and poverty but has a valiant desire to be a writer. Her mother struggles with her returned serviceman husband's drinking and lack of employment.  

This in Julie Janson's second novel and is based on the family stories from West Australia. 

It is 100 years since the return and time for a story about the women and families who struggled to survive back home.

Women had to care for their children and manage a tiny income  while many returned servicemen had Post Traumatic Distress Syndrome. We recognise the

bravery of the men and women of this era.

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