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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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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
    • Great to read often
    • Older Readers
    • Reference
    • Special Needs
    • 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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    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

    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