This is the story of a young woman - passionate, fearless and dangerously curious (with a set of ferocious Jewish parents breathing fire down her neck) - who turned her back on the safety of her suburban life to face probable death in an effort to become the world's first female Maasai warrior.
"In lucid prose and compelling detail, Beaumont recounts the various campaigns in which the Australian Imperial Force was engaged. What of the home front? Beaumont's account is multifaceted. She analyses the activities of women, the churches, farmers, charities and the various ex-servicemen's bodies. Politics is covered at length, including the two rancorous conscription referendums." Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War in The Australian
“All close friends of the rocker, they relay in conversational tones how they met Scott in their teenage years and their enduring relationship with him (John D'Arcy was his roadie too). Live Wire's strength lies in its exploration of Scott's pre-AC/DC fame, when he was playing in his first major band, The Valentines (more pop than rock). Expect anecdotes on sex and drugs as well in this loving behind-the-scenes tribute (with photos included).” SMH
“It draws on both the latest historical research and poignant family papers, striking just the right balance between "big-picture" history and an engrossing personal story. Her warm, wise, meticulously researched book restores the human dimension of the Escape. The book is a masterpiece of storytelling, with in-depth research, great insight and a beautifully crafted narration. I will recommend this to all interested in a good read and in our proud military history.”