Peter Grose

Peter Grose is a former journalist, literary agent and publisher. He has published three highly acclaimed books with Allen & Unwin: An Awkward Truth: The bombing of Darwin, February 1942 and A Very Rude Awakening: The night the Japanese midget subs came to Sydney Harbour.

His latest work, Ten Rogues, was published in February 2020 and is the story of a band of convicts, a scoundrel by the name of Jimmy Porter, a stolen brig and a daring plan for escape.

Listen to Peter Grose discuss Ten Rogues with Richard Aedy on ABC Radio's National's Late Night Live, in a brilliant interview here.

Books by Peter Grose

1942: the year the war came to Australia

Published: November 2021

The story of the bombing of Darwin and the Japanese midget sub attack on Sydney Harbour in one volume from the bestselling author of An Awkward Truth and A Very Rude Awakening.

Ten Rogues

Published: February 2020

A band of convicts, a scoundrel by the name of Jimmy Porter, a stolen brig and a daring plan for escape

A Very Rude Awakening

Published: April 2018

In May of 1942, the war seemed very far away to most Sydneysiders - until the night the three Japanese midget submarines crept into the harbour and caused an unforgettable night of mayhem, high farce, chaos and courage. A ground-breaking look at one of the most extraordinary stories of Australia at war.

An Awkward Truth

Published: January 2017

Special 75th anniversary edition of the compelling and very human story of the first foreign assault on Australian soil since settlement - the attack on Darwin by the Japanese in February, 1942.

A Good Place to Hide

Published: August 2015

They kept their heads down, they kept their mouths shut and they stuck together to offer sanctuary and shelter to over 3500 Jews in their small villages in the isolated upper reaches of the Loire. This is one of the great modern stories of unknown heroism and courage.

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