20 lucky winners will receive a copy of We That Are Left by Lisa Bigelow valued at $29.99 each.

WIN 1 of 20 copies of the novel We That Are Left by Lisa Bigelow, thanks to Allen & Unwin.

A moving debut novel about love and war, and the terrifyingly thin line between happiness and tragedy.

Melbourne, 1941. Headstrong young Mae meets and falls head over heels in love with Harry Parker, a dashing naval engineer. After a whirlwind courtship they marry and Mae is heavily pregnant when she hears that Harry has just received his dream posting to HMAS Sydney. Just after Mae becomes a mother, she learns Harry’s ship is missing.

Meanwhile, Grace Fowler is battling prejudice to become a reporter on the afternoon daily newspaper, The Tribune, while waiting for word on whether her journalist boyfriend Phil Taylor, captured during the fall of Singapore, is still alive.

Surrounded by their friends and families, Mae and Grace struggle to keep hope alive in the face of hardship and despair. Then Mae’s neighbour and Grace’s boss Sam Barton tells Mae about a rumour that the Japanese have towed the damaged ship to Singapore and taken the crew prisoner. Mae’s life is changed forever as she focuses her efforts on willing her husband home.

Please note this competition is open from 31 Aug 2017 until 30 September 2017 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. This competition is a game of skill – answer in 50 words or less. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. Facebook LIKE functionality is not a requirement of entry to this competition. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

Winners for this competition

  1. M. Walker - NSW
  2. C. Harrison - QLD
  3. K. Bennett - SA
  4. T. Burrows - QLD
  5. B. Jelly - NSW
  6. A. McArthur - VIC
  7. J. Ryan - NSW
  8. L. Nanotti - SA
  9. M. Carroll - NSW
  10. W. Carol - SA
  11. J. Hayden - NSW
  12. N. Marshall - VIC
  13. A. Thomson - NSW
  14. D. HERRMANN - VIC
  15. R. Preety - WA
  16. H. Bruce-Gordon - VIC
  17. E. Streten - QLD
  18. R. Lynch - VIC
  19. J. Munday - NSW
  20. K. Henriksen - NSW
  21. S. Pang - VIC

  • For my toddler to finish her meals!



  • Grandma’s passing – we all knew it was for the best as she wouldn’t be in pain anymore, but it was tough and the weeks became months became years until finally she left us to be at peace and join grandpa in heaven.



  • Mri results on my spine :s


  • My baby boy – gosh I felt so sick and unwell, but he sure was worth the wait. Little cherub.



  • I received a call that my husband was in a helicopter accident and was taken to Parramatta hospital. I was in Canada and had to fly to Australia and those 16 hours on the plane was the hardest as I didn’t know if he would still be alive.



  • The birth of our first baby,
    40 hours in labour,
    I started to go crazy,
    it got harder every hour.



  • very young, dad left mom.
    grow up to take care of mom & 2 other siblings.



  • When I was a child, my parents left us kids/teenagers at home to see if our grandpop passed away at hospital after a call from our nan. I dreamt jay night he passed and it turned out to be true



  • Maturity. When I was a kid it seems to take forEVER to be the grownup I wanted to be!



  • Wow, just this week as my washing pilled up, my new washer (one week of laundry is scary) – but seriously love – it just takes time.



  • The many years it took to get pregnant, Endometriosis is not a pleasant condition to have.



  • A friend’s test results when she had breast cancer and going through the long journey with her and her family. Being supportive and giving her the hope and strength she needed to fight such a terrible disease.



  • I had to wait twenty three minutes to get a word into a conversation with my son. I wouldn’t have minded but he doesn’t half waffle on about nothing!



  • Waiting for this competition to end.



  • When I was pregnant with my son – it was the longest 9 months ever.


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