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When We Were Two (2011)

by Robert Newton

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A lovely story of two brothers escaping a violent father in search of their mother thought to be 200 kms away in Port Maquarie. Along the journey they meet with a range of people who help or hinder them but Dan the narrator grows in to be able to manage the most difficult situations. The story is set against the backdrop of early 1900s rural NSW mustering for war far away in Europe.
  Annemarie28 | Dec 30, 2012 |
Two small boys runaway from home because of their violent father, set a long time ago, a journey story - they meet interesting characters along the way
  jennifermary | Oct 21, 2012 |
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Dan has had it with his Dad. He's not going to take the abuse anymore. He's sixteen, old enough to leave; maybe he'll find his long-lost mother in the process. What Dan doesn't count on is being followed by his younger brother Eddie, and what began as a reckless solo journey becomes one of responsibility. Their bond is tested by the characters they encounter and when they fall in with a small group of would-be soldiers marching over the mountains to join the fight in the Great War, who take the boys under their wing, the experiences they share together with this rag-tag crew will shape all their lives forever.… (more)

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