Praise for Thomas Keneally "In the style of the best historians [Keneally] allows the intrinsic power of the tales he tells and the people who populate his pages to draw the reader into a fully elaborated universe." --"New York Times" "Keneally has all the gifts of a great storyteller: a curious eye, a clear voice, worldly knowledge and an innocent, inexhaustible heart." --"San Francisco Chronicle" "Keneally is joyfully inquisitive....He enters naturally and sympathetically into the hearts of his protagonists--his own prose takes on the flavour of the period he invokes." --"Times Literary Supplement" "Keneally's atmospheric and descriptive powers are formidable." --"Boston Globe""Keneally has a gift for heroic stories." --"Washington Post"