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Historical Fiction

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1CarolPreston
Apr 26, 2016, 6:38pm Top

Anyone interested in novels based on Australian history - convicts, colonial power, transportation, australian bush life?

2dajashby
Apr 26, 2016, 9:04pm Top

Are you looking for suggestions, or do you want to start a discussion?

3Roro8
Apr 27, 2016, 5:02am Top

I'm reading a great series about Australian history at the moment. It's written by Peter Watt.

4bernsad
Apr 27, 2016, 5:04am Top

And the award for a great series about Australian history goes to.....?

5Cecrow
Apr 27, 2016, 8:01am Top

I've got The Fatal Shore in my pile of books to be read, but .... BEEP, disqualified, it's non-fiction.

6dajashby
Apr 27, 2016, 8:30am Top

Thomas Keneally and his daughter have just published a crime fiction novel set in penal NSW. Now if I could only remember what it was called... It's intended to be the first of a series.

7MarthaJeanne
Apr 27, 2016, 10:42am Top

8japaul22
Apr 27, 2016, 11:48am Top

I liked Kate Grenville's book The Secret River.

9thorold
Apr 29, 2016, 8:41am Top

>5 Cecrow: The fatal shore was the inspiration for almost every convict-era novel written since then, including several of Thomas Kenneally's, so I wouldn't exclude it.
Some of Patrick White's novels have 19th century settings, in particular Voss and A fringe of leaves. And White is always worth reading.
Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin's stopover in Botany Bay is quite entertaining (see The Nutmeg of Consolation).
I have The true history of the Kelly gang on my TBR shelf, but I find I enjoy Peter Carey less with each of his books that I read...

10aeclark
Apr 29, 2016, 10:00am Top

Sulari Gentill has written as a series of mysteries set in the early 1900s, depending on how far back you want to go.

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