Hackett author, Anna Weatherly, has recently published her first novel. It is a murder-mystery set in the south coast village of Bermagui in the year 1919. The novel’s title is Death in the Year of Peace.
Although the mystery component of the plot is fictional, Anna has written about real events of 1919 Bermagui. From a historical perspective 1919 turned out to be a significant year, with drought and floods, returning soldiers, and the terrifying Spanish Flu epidemic. Throughout the novel Anna has used Australian newspapers quotes from the period to provide additional insights into the times.
Death in the Year of Peace sells for $15 and is available at the National Library of Australia Bookshop, or by contacting the author at firstname.lastname@example.org