And the Band Played On: How Music Lifted the Anzac Spirit in the Battlefields of the First World War


A beautiful and interesting investigation on ow the ANZACs survived the horrors of WWI drawing on music and song, perfect for history and military history fans alike. Cast aside all thoughts of computer-age technology and its resources for entertainment and try to imagine Australian life back in the first decade of the 20th century. At that time the country was still enjoying its infancy as the world's youngest nation. This was a society in which families provided much of their own amusement: anyone who could play an instrument, or who had a passable voice, or could recite, was valued, as well as expected to entertain. In those days, having a piano in the parlour became the mark of a cultured household. Playing read more

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ISBN:

9781742705620

Format:

Paperback

Pages:

256

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

Weight:

400g

RRP:

$29.99

Category:

History , Fiction , Non-Fiction

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 February 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robert Holden

Robert Holden has had a distinguished career as a librarian, curator, writer and book reviewer. He is the author of more than 30 books and has been awarded a Senior Fellowship by the Literature Board of the Australia Council. He is particularly recognised for his pioneering research on Australian children's book illustration. Jane Brummitt has had a lifelong passion for May Gibbs' work fostered by her aunt, the wife of May Gibbs'