All of Us Together
Written by Bill Condon
All of Us Together is a novel for readers aged 8 to 12 years. It is set in Australia’s Great Depression of the 1930s. When John O’Casey leaves his family to go in search of work, his wife Margaret is left to raise their three young children, Daniel, Adelaide, and Lydia. Daniel the eldest, tries to take on the rope of leader, but as he discovers, it’s hard to be a man, especially for a boy who’s only twelve years old.
Although events within these pages take place many years ago, it is not primarily a historical novel, but one that examines the lives of the same kind of down-to-earth people, who live and breathe today. This is about a family who remain hopeful and resilient as they stand together through the hardest of times.