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              The Dickens Boy
               

              The Dickens Boy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Keneally, Tom

              • RRP: $37.00
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              • Pub Date
                31 Mar 20

              In this joyful novel, our narrator is Charles Dickens's tenth child, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens, known as Plorn. Sent, as his brother Alfred had been before him, at sixteen years of age, to Australia to learn to 'apply himself', we follow his early Australian adventures in outb...ack NSW learning to become a man from the most diverse and toughest of men. Part of Dickens' motivation was to separate these younger of his children from the Dickens family schism, where Charles had expelled his wife from the family home, keeping her sister Georgie there to run the household and taking up with the actress Ellen Tiernan. Plorn arrived in Melbourne in late 1868 carrying a terrible secret. He has never read a word of his father's work. After a very brief stopover he is sent out to become a gentleman stockman on a 2000 square mile station in remotest, semi-arid parts of NSW. Here he inevitably gets enmeshed in a tribe named the Paakintji and various other folk, colonists, colonial-born, ex-convicts, ex-soldiers, and very few women - though he is struck by each one he does encounter. Plorn did not expect he would encounter the same veneration of his father and familiarity with his work in Australia that was rampant in England. Against this backdrop, and featuring cricket tournaments, horse-racing, bushranging, sheep droving, shifty stock and station agents, frontier wars and first encounters with Australian women we follow Plorn, and sometimes his brother Alfred, through wonderful adventures as he works to apply himself. This is Tom Keneally in his most familiar terrain. Taking historical figures and events and reimagining them with verve, compassion and humour. It is a romp.
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              ISBN 9781760893194
              Published NZ 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Soldier's Curse: Book One, The Monsarrat Series

              The Soldier's Curse: Book One, The Monsarrat Series (Paperback)

              By Keneally, Meg; Keneally, Tom

              • RRP: $26.00
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              A fast-paced, witty and gripping historical crime series from Tom Keneally and his eldest daughter Meg. In the Port Macquarie penal settlement for second offenders gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat hungers for freedom. Originally transported for forging documents passing himself o...ff as a lawyer, he is now the trusted clerk of the settlement's commandant. His position has certain advantages, such as being able to spend time in the Government House kitchen, being supplied with outstanding cups of tea by housekeeper Hannah Mulrooney, who, despite being illiterate, is his most intelligent companion. Not long after the commandant heads off in search of a rumoured river, his beautiful wife, Honora, falls ill with a sickness the doctor is unable to identify. When Honora dies, it becomes clear she has been slowly poisoned. Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney suspect the commandant's second-in-command, Captain Diamond, a cruel man who shares history with Honora. Then Diamond has Mrs Mulrooney arrested for the murder. Knowing his friend will hang if she is tried, Monsarrat knows he must find the real killer. And so begins The Monsarrat Series, a fast-paced, witty and gripping series from Tom Keneally and his eldest daughter, Meg.
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              ISBN 9780857989383
              Published NZ 27 Feb 2017
              Publisher Random House
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              The People's Train

              The People's Train (Paperback, 3rd edition)

              By Keneally, Tom

              • RRP: $29.99
              • $22.49
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              Artem Samsurov, a charismatic protege of Lenin and an ardent socialist, reaches sanctuary in Australia after escaping his Siberian labour camp and making a long, perilous journey via Japan. But Brisbane in 1911 turns out not to be quite the workers' paradise he was expecting, or ...the bickering local Russian emigres a model of brotherhood.
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              ISBN 9781741667455
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2010
              Publisher Random House
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              The Daughters Of Mars
                

              The Daughters Of Mars (EPUB ebook)

              By Keneally, Tom

              In the tradition of Atonement and Birdsong, the Durance sisters leave Australia to nurse on the front during WWI and discover a world beyond their imaginings. Shortlisted for the Colin Roderick Prize. Naomi and Sally Durance are daughters of a dairy farmer from the Macleay Valley.... Bound together in complicity by what they consider a crime, when the Great War begins in 1914 they hope to submerge their guilt by leaving for Europe to nurse the tides of young wounded. They head for the Dardanelles on the hospital ship Archimedes. Their education in medicine, valour and human degradation continues on the Greek island of Lemnos, then on the Western Front. Here, new outrages - gas, shell-shock - present themselves. Naomi encounters the wonderful, eccentric Lady Tarlton, who is founding a voluntary hospital near Boulogne; Sally serves in a casualty clearing station close to the front. They meet the men with whom they would wish to spend the rest of their lives. Inspired by the journals of Australian nurses who gave their all to the Great War effort and the men they nursed. The Daughters of Mars is vast in scope yet extraordinarily intimate. A stunning tour de force to join the best First World War literature, and one that casts a penetrating light on the lives of obscure but strong women caught in the great mill of history.
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              ISBN 9781864712278
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              Published NZ 1 Jun 2012
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Commonwealth Of Thieves

              The Commonwealth Of Thieves (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Keneally, Tom

              Decades of research has allowed Keneally to bring the first four years of the colony to life in extraordinary detail. Examines how a motley thief colony, exiled by England as incapable of civilised development not only survived but flourished into a sophisticated modern society.

              ISBN 9781741661217
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2006
              Publisher Random House
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              Jacko
               

              Jacko (Paperback)

              By Keneally, Tom

              • RRP: $19.99
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              Jacko Emptor, Northern Territory born, brings Australian wilderness to the television screens of America. Is American ready for him? Is he ready for America? Jacko, investigative reporter, exploits American innocence to break into living rooms and penetrate the heart's secrets. B...ut these secrets make their claim on him too, especially the secrets of Sunny Sondquist, a child-woman missing in the American heartland. Follow Jacko as he exposes evil, falls from grace and shows how television makes gods of some and fools of many.
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              ISBN 9781863303545
              Published NZ 1 Aug 1994
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Shame and the Captives

              Shame and the Captives (Hardback)

              By Keneally, Tom

              • RRP: $54.99
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              Will keeping the Japanese, Korean and Italian POWs of the Second World War alive in Australia keep Australian POWs alive and well wherever they are? Like The Daughters of Mars and all his best work, what this novel does so brilliantly is to explore the intimacies and extraordinar...y aspects of ordinary lives being played out against grand world events. And this time, the events take place on home turf. It is the lives of the farmers, townspeople and soldiers training and working for this cataclysmic international event that is taking place at a distance, that we explore. One of the extraordinary elements of Shame and the Captives is how the war has been brought into their neighbourhood and ordinary lives. This is not the Western Front but a NSW farming community having to deal with 'the enemy'. Many of the townspeople and soldiers have husbands, sons, brothers who are away at war, missing, imprisoned or perhaps dead. The moral quandary they have is deciding how to treat these POWs in their midst. Do they treat them with disdain, as the enemy? Or with respect and an element of care in the hope that their own loved ones on the other side of the world will be treated with the same care? Will keeping these POWs alive in Australia keep their own people alive over there? We also have a good dose of sexual tension and this time illicit love between Alice a young woman living a very dull life with her father-in-law on his farm as her husband of less than a year, Neville, fights the grand war, and Giancarlo, the Italian immigrant from the POW camp assigned to work on their farm. Giancarlo is bright and charming and gives an excellent insight into the other side of the war, a war he did not willingly participate in, nor support. Alice discovers the world is much larger and more complex than she had been given to understand. The machinations of life in the POW camp, the separate housing of Italians, Japanese and Koreans to accommodate all their different needs u including differ
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              ISBN 9780857980984
              Published NZ 1 Nov 2013
              Publisher Random House
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              The Unmourned
               

              The Unmourned (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Keneally, Tom; Keneally, Meg; Read by English, Paul

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              Robert Church, Superintendent of the Parramatta Female Factory, takes full advantage of his position. First, there are the opportunities to siphon off supplies and sell them. And the Factory also provides an excellent front for Robert's sly grog business. But to Robert's mind, th...e most enjoyable part of the job is access to the young convict women under his care. There are irritants and Grace O'Leary is chief among them. She has made it her mission to protect the younger women from Robert's nocturnal visits. She even went as far as to organise a riot sparked by his treatment of the women. Robert will deal with Grace in due course. But for now, fresh from visiting one of the Factory's new arrivals, he feels rather pleased with himself. Until he hears footsteps following him across the courtyard. Turning, he just has time to recognise his assailant before the tip of an awl is rammed upwards into his brain via his right eyeball ...Recently arrived from Port Macquarie, ticket-of-leave gentleman convict Hugh Llewelyn Monsarrat now lives in a small but comfortable house in Parramatta and is now attached to the Attorney General's office, officially as a clerk, but also as an unofficial advisor on criminal and legal matters. He is visited by the Attorney General's Secretary, Rupert Symes, who tells him the superintendent of the Female Factory has been murdered. A convict woman, Grace O'Leary had a particular grudge against him and is being held. Monsarrat is asked to take a statement from her, but Grace doesn't strike Monsarrat as a murderer ...
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              ISBN 9781489385765
              Published NZ 1 Mar 2017
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The Monsarrat Series
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              The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith
               

              The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Keneally, Tom; Read by Kerr, Bruce

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              Jimmie Blacksmith is the son of an Aboriginal mother and a white father. A missionary shows him what it means to be white - already he is only too aware of what it means to be black. Exploited by his white employers and betrayed by his white wife, Jimmie cannot take any more. He ...must find a way to express his rage. The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith is based on an actual incident that occurred at the turn of the century. Set against the background of a turbulent Australian history, Thomas Keneally records with clarity the chant of one troubled man.
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              ISBN 9781742677286
              Published NZ 1 May 2011
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Series Classic Series
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              The Tyrant's Novel
                

              The Tyrant's Novel (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Keneally, Tom

              A gripping thriller and a chilling glimpse of an imaginary world that seems all too real. In an oil-rich country terrorised by a tyrant known as The Great Uncle, war veteran and celebrated writer Alan Sheriff has a better life than most until his beautiful and beloved actress wif...e Sarah dies - and he is made an offer he can't refuse. He must write a great novel in three months - or else. If the writer no longer cares about his own life, he has friends. What follows is a terrifying trial as he battles with his conscience, Sarah's memory, a good woman who wants to rescue him, a dark secret - and the most important deadline of his life Stark, terrifying and utterly compelling, The Tyrant's Novel is a gripping thriller and a chilling glimpse of an imaginary world that seems all too real.
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              ISBN 9781742745602
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              Published NZ 1 Jul 2011
              Publisher Penguin
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