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Burke and Wills: The triumph and tragedy of Australia's most famous explorers Hardcover – 31 October 2017

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  • Publisher : Hachette Australia; 1st edition (31 October 2017)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 704 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0733634109
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0733634109
  • Dimensions : 16 x 6.1 x 24.3 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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Strongly grounded in empirical research and context, Burke & Wills has much to commend it. It will undoubtedly please the author's established readership, and its enthusiastic and colourful prose style will no doubt serve to encourage younger readers to develop a passion for Australian history. - Weekend Australian

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Peter FitzSimons is Australia's bestselling non-fiction writer, and for the past 30 years has also been a journalist and columnist with the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD and the SUN-HERALD.

He is the author of a number of highly successful books, including BURKE AND WILLS, MONASH'S MASTERPIECE, KOKODA, NED KELLY and GALLIPOLI, as well as biographies of such notable Australians as Sir Douglas Mawson, Nancy Wake and Nick Farr-Jones. His passion is to tell Australian stories, our own stories: of great men and women, of stirring events in our history.

Peter grew up on a farm north of Sydney, went to boarding school in Sydney and attended Sydney University. An ex-Wallaby, he also lived for several years in rural France and Italy, playing rugby for regional clubs. He and his wife Lisa Wilkinson - journalist, magazine editor and television presenter - have three children; they live in Sydney.

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5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER GREAT BOOK BY PETER FITZSIMONS
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