The Wearing of the Green

by | Aug 2023

The wearing of the green book cover

The Wearing of the GreenHistorical Novel Shortlisted 2022

Shortlisted – NSW Premier’s History Awards 2023
                                  -Young People’s History Prize
ARA HNSA Historical Novel Prize shortlist 2022, CBCA Notable 2023

Release Date 1 April 2022

Published by Walker Books Australia


When Biddy arrives in Melbourne from Ireland in 1850, she knows exactly what she’s going to do – find her rebellious big brother, Ewen. Her plans are derailed when he’s not there to meet her and she’s forced into a situation that is nothing like she expected. Faced with challenges and chased by luck, bad and good, Biddy must find strengths within herself to build a new life.

A powerful historical novel from award-winning author Claire Saxby which explores themes of racism, classism and gender expectations present in a growing nation.