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  • Published: 9 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761344435
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $34.99

At the Going Down of the Sun




An epic romantic adventure of love and courage that pays tribute to our brave Gallipoli heroes of World War One.

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1914: Brothers Thom and Archie Hogan are the best of friends who love nothing more than tinkering with their father’s old bi-plane, with shared dreams of soaring over the wheatfields after a hard day at work on the land. But matters of the heart come between them when Molly James arrives in town.
Beautiful and headstrong, Molly captures the attention of the two young men, both of whom compete valiantly for her affections. However when war strikes and the brothers rush to enlist, and Molly answers the call to nurse in London, nothing is a game any more.
Archie and Thom are sent to the Middle East and Europe where war takes to the skies for the first time. There they battle against legendary foes, including the Red Baron, in a desperate quest for survival even as a battle of hearts wages below. Tension between the trio looks set to implode...and at the going down of the sun, who will return home safely to claim Molly’s heart?

Based on a true story of the author's grandfather's wartime experiences, At the Going Down of the Sun explores the intense bond between soldiers and brothers fighting in war, and a love with the power to tear them apart.

Praise for Mary-Anne O'Connor:

'Wins over the reader with the clarity of her characters and a strong plot' - Daily Telegraph
‘A roller-coaster of emotions. One minute it will have you laughing; the next you'll be heartbroken. It's that good.' - Good Reading Magazine
'Heart-warming and heart-wrenching' - the Hoopla
'Moved us deeply'- Apple iBooks
'Will stay with you well after you have finished reading it' - QBD bookstores

  • Published: 9 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9781761344435
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $34.99

About the author

Mary-Anne O'Connor

Mary-Anne O'Connor has a combined arts education degree with specialities in environment, music and literature. After a successful copywriting and marketing career she now focuses on writing fiction and non-fiction as well as public speaking. Mary-Anne lives in a house overlooking her beloved bushland in northern Sydney with her husband Anthony and their two sons Jimmy and Jack.