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State Library of Western Australia

25 Francis Street

Perth, WA 6000

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Shaping history into fiction: Dianne Wolfer on the research and creation of the World War I story, In the Lamplight

Award winning author Dianne Wolfer discusses how she combined research, archival photographs, telegrams, and letters with imaginative storytelling to craft the historical narrative, In the Lamplight.


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Dianne Wolfer is an acclaimed author of many books for teenagers and young readers. In the Lamplight explores the vital contribution of nurses in World War I.

Rose O’Reilly’s sheltered life in the peaceful English village of Harefield takes an unexpected turn with the outbreak of war in 1914. As the war progresses, and slouch hats fill the village green, Rose’s skills grow and she begins training alongside Australian nurses. Then, a new patient arrives, Sergeant Jim O’Donnell is unable to walk and his eyes are bandaged, but he will change Rose’s life forever.

In the Lamplight is a companion title for Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy (Fremantle Press).
Dianne Wolfer's 'Light series' has inspired many re-workings including the recent publication of an abridged version of In the Lamplight in the West Australian Newspaper ‘ED!’ supplement.

This public talk is located in the Theatre on the ground floor of the State Library at 25 Francis St Perth. The State Library Theatre is a wheelchair accessible venue.

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