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The Stars in the Night

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Harry Fletcher is a confident young man.

Harry’s sure that he will marry Nora MacTiernan, no matter what their families say. He’s certain that he will always be there to protect Eddie, the boy his father saved from the gutters of Port Adelaide.

Only the War to End All Wars might get in the way of Harry’s plans…

From the beaches of Semaphore to the shores of Gallipoli, the mud
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Paperback, 222 pages
Published January 26th 2019 by Odyssey Books
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Isobel Blackthorn
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Stars in the Night opens on a grieving Harry Fletcher missing his wife, Nora. His granddaughter is helping him go through Nora's things. She discovers a journal, composed in WW1 and she insists on hearing her grandfather's story. After a charming portrait of the old man, Harry - heavy of heart, his mind laden with memories - and descriptions of Semaphore, his childhood, his friends and family, the narrative shifts back to the war. First to Gallipoli and then ultimately to Passchendaele, wher ...more
S.C. Karakaltsas
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Last year, I discovered letters, photos and other paraphernalia which belonged to my grandparents. There were letters from my grandfather when he fought in WW1. He spent time in Egypt and then in France where he was wounded. The Stars in the Night took my breath away as I was transported to some of the same places where my grandfather had been.

Clare Rhoden tells the story of Harry Fletcher, who with his foster brother Eddie heads off in December 1914 from Semaphore, a town in South Australia to
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Lorraine Cobcroft
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Harry Fletcher was just 22 when, very much against his Irish mother's wishes, he enlisted to fight in World War I. Naturally, Eddie, the foster brother Harry's father had rescued from the streets, signed up as well. The two were inseparable, until...

Harry believed he would always be there to protect Eddie. Harry was also certain he would return to marry his beloved Nora MacTiernan, regardless of the obstacles that stood in their way. But the war lingered on, and it took a heavy toll.

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Clare Rhoden started writing stories and she really hasn't ever stopped. She writes sci-fi, fantasy and historical fiction.
She loves books, books, books, dogs, craft and gardening.
Oh, and her husband - forever.
Clare is a speech pathologist who has also worked as a university learning skills adviser, a student services manager, an online learning and teaching consultant, and a lecturer in English
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