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Description - Simpson and the Donkey Anniversary Edition by Peter Cochrane

Anniversary Edition, new foreword

The simple tale of Simpson and his donkey is the pre-eminent legend of heroism. It is the story of a humble water-carrier, a rescuer of wounded men, a tale of compassion, stoic persistence, with a tragic end. His tale is an integral part of the Anzac story.

Across time, a simple tale can acquire a complicated history. This is what happened to the man with the donkey and is the subject of this book, Simpson's 'afterlife', the legend.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780522866032
ISBN-10: 0522866034
Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 128mm x 15mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2014
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Peter Cochrane

Peter Cochrane's most recent work is the novella Governor Bligh and the Short Man (Penguin, 2012). His 2006 book Colonial Ambition, published by Melbourne University Press, won the Prime Minister's Prize for Australian History and The Age Book of the Year Award in 2007. Simpson and the Donkey won the Fellowship of Australian Writers' Award for non-fiction in 1993.

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