From the bestselling author of Above the Fold and Dragons in the Forest.
William Patterson is a wealthy ambitious politician with a scandalous past. Elizabeth is his beloved daughter, beautiful and headstrong. Stefan Muller is a poor German migrant seeking a better life in Australia.
As a young nation comes of age, these three lives collide igniting an epic tale of political manoeuvring, prejudice wrought by war, love and loss - a sweeping saga that traverses the bright lights of Sydney, the battlefields of Europe, and the picturesque Barossa Valley.
Peter Yeldham's first historical novel, A Bitter Harvest, expertly weaves fictional characters into the tapestry of actual events in Australia and the world in the early part of the 20th Century.
'The master of the Australian historical blockbuster' - DAILY TELEGRAPH
'An epic read and totally absorbing' - SUN-HERALD