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  • Published: 5 March 2007
  • ISBN: 9780143004721
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $18.99

Break of Day




No one thought the Japanese army would come this way, but there they are, thousands of them.

On the Kokoda track, in the damp, disease-filled jungles of Papua New Guinea, Murray Barrett and the rest of the 39th battalion are the only thing standing between Australia and a Japanese invasion. Everyone thinks they'll be slaughtered, and Murray finds that he will have to fight along side his worst enemy . . .

Does Murray have the courage to do what he has to do? And what is courage, after all?

Break of Day is a powerful, insightful novel about love, war and duty, and a legendary piece of Australian history.

  • Pub date: 5 March 2007
  • ISBN: 9780143004721
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $18.99

About the Author

Tony Palmer

After graduating from Monash University in 1985 with an honours degree in Graphic Communication Tony Palmer has worked full-time as a book designer for various publishers. He has also been a part-time typography teacher at Victoria University and is currently undertaking a Masters in Art and Design at Monash University focusing on the aesthetics of typesetting in Mandarin. As a long-time enthusiast of Australian History Tony wrote his first novel for teenagers, Break of Day which was published in 2007. Following this he wrote The Valley of Blood and Gold, published in 2011.

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