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Beneath the Southern Cross - Judy Nunn

Beneath the Southern Cross

By: Judy Nunn

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Published: 1st September 2011
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In 1788, Thomas Kendall, a naive nineteen-year-old sentenced to transportation for burglary, finds himself bound for Sydney Town and a new life in the wild and lawless land beneath the Southern Cross. Thomas fathers a dynasty that will last more than two hundred years. His descendants play their part in the forging of a nation, but greed and prejudice see an irreparable rift in the family, which will echo through the generations. It is only at the dawn of the new millennium - as an old journal lays bare a terrible secret - that the family can finally reclaim its honour. Beneath the Southern Cross is as much a story of a city as it is a family chronicle. Bringing history to life, Judy Nunn traces the fortunes of Kendall's descendants through good times and bad, wars and social revolutions to the present day, vividly drawing the events, characters and issues that have made the city of Sydney and the nation of Australia what they are today.

About the Author

Judy Nunn's career has been long, illustrious and multifaceted. After combining her internationally successful acting career with scriptwriting for television and radio, Judy decided in the 80s to turn her hand to prose. The result was two adventure novels for children, EYE IN THE STORM and EYE IN THE CITY, which remain extremely popular, not only in Australia but in Europe. Embarking on adult fiction in the early 90s, Judy's three novels, THE GLITTER GAME, CENTRE STAGE and ARALUEN, set respectively in the worlds of television, theatre and film, became instant bestsellers. Her subsequent bestsellers, KAL, BENEATH THE SOUTHERN CROSS, TERRITORY, PACIFIC, HERITAGE, FLOODTIDE and MARALINGA confirm her position as one of Australia’s leading popular novelists.

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  • Deserves multiple readings (3)
  • Engaging characters (3)
  • Page turner (3)
  • Suspenseful (3)
  • Well written (3)

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    5.0

    Awesome Australiana

    By Shell

    from Hunter Valley, AU

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner
    • Part Historical
    • Possible Non-fiction
    • Suspenseful
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Travel Reading

      Comments about Beneath the Southern Cross:

      I bought this book as a gift but ended up reading it myself. Was a great Australian novel mixed with historical facts and fiction but the events could have taken place in someone's life. Totally believable! Cannot fault the storyline moving from generation to generation. Although it is not a book to leave and pick back up after a period of time as you could lose track of where you are in the generations.

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      5.0

      Historical but Enthralling

      By VJ

      from Canberra

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Engaging Characters
      • Page Turner
      • Suspenseful
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

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        • Younger Readers

        Comments about Beneath the Southern Cross:

        What a wonderful way to learn about our history...intriguing stories and fact. I wish there had been more!

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        5.0

        Easy to read often.

        By AMLEN

        from MARYBOROUGH VIC 3465 AUSTRALIA

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Engaging Characters
        • Page Turner
        • Suspenseful
        • Well Written
        • Worth buying as a gift

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          • Believable
          • Gift
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          • Older Readers
          • Reference
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          • Travel Reading
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about Beneath the Southern Cross:

          I read this book so fast, had to re-read it, then again. Will keep reading it too. I bought a copy from you after receiving mine as a gift, and sent it to Oklahoma where it ahs also been read numerous times, and shared. Delivery was excellent. Thank you.

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          Judy Nunn

          Judy Nunn's career has been long, illustrious and multifaceted. After combining her internationally successful acting career with scriptwriting for television and radio, Judy decided in the 90s to turn her hand to prose.

          Her first three novels, The Glitter Game, Centre Stage and Araluen, set respectively in the worlds of television, theatre and film, became instant bestsellers, and the rest is history, quite literally in fact. She has since developed a love of writing Australian historically-based fiction and her fame as a novelist has spread rapidly throughout Europe where she is published in English, German, French, Dutch, Czech and Spanish.

          Her subsequent bestsellers, Kal, Beneath The Southern Cross, Territory, Pacific, Heritage, Floodtide, Maralinga and Tiger Men confirm Judy's position as one of Australia's leading fiction writers.

          Visit Judy Nunn's Booktopia Author Page


          ISBN: 9781864712537
          ISBN-10: 1864712538
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 560
          Published: 1st September 2011
          Publisher: Random House Australia
          Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 3.5
          Weight (kg): 0.39