My Gallipoli launched in Adelaide ahead of Anzac Day centenary

Ruth Starke and Robert Hannaford signing
copies of My Gallipoli at the book's launch.

Ruth's new picture book My Gallipoli, featuring illustrations by renowned South Australian artist Robert Hannaford, was officially launched on April 16 in the lead up to the Anzac Day centenary.

ABC 891 presenter and Sunday Mail columnist Peter Goers officially launched the book at Hill Smith Gallery in Adelaide, where an exhibition of Hannaford's illustrations and other collected works are also on show.

In this stunning hardback book direct accounts of real Gallipoli participants such as the Australian war correspondent C.E.W. Bean and Turkish commander Mustafa Kemal mingle with factual accounts from a host of fictional characters to provide a broad history of the battle, from the months immediately before the landing at Anzac Cove in April 1915 through to the present day commemoration ceremonies.

My Gallipoli is OUT NOW through Working Title Press. To read more about the book, including reviews, or to download teacher's notes, click here.

To see photos from the launch event, click here.





Ruth and illustrator Robert Hannaford signing books for fans.

The crowd at Adelaide's Hill Smith Gallery for the launch of My Gallipoli.

The crowd at Adelaide's Hill Smith Gallery for the launch of My Gallipoli.
One of Hannaford's sketches for My Gallipoli.

The final illustration from My Gallipoli.

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