The Daughters of Mars

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The Daughters of Mars
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Author Tom Keneally
Country Australia
Language English
Publisher Vintage, Australia
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 592
ISBN 9781864712254
Preceded by The People's Train
Followed by Shame and the Captives

The Daughters of Mars is a 2012 novel by Australian novelist Tom Keneally.

Plot summary[edit]

Sally and Naomi Durance are two nurses from country New South Wales who are shipped to Egypt during World War I end up on the Red Cross hospital ship Archimedes, stationed in the Dardanelles. The novel follows the sisters through that campaign and on to northern Europe.


  • Dedication:

To the two nurses,
Judith and Jane


  • The Guardian[1]
  • The Sydney Morning Herald[2]
  • The Telegraph[3]

Awards and nominations[edit]