Ethel Turner (Author)

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Ethel Turner
Born in England in 1870, Ethel Turner came to Australia with her mother and sisters when she was 10 years old. She showed a great love of literature while at school and in her late teens launched a literary and social magazine in Sydney with her sister Lilian. Ethel kept diaries for a remarkable 62 years, recording the details of her full and eventful life. In January 1893 she recorded in her diary, "Night started a new story that I shall call Seven Little Australians." Later that year, she finished the book, parcelled it up and sent it off to a publisher in Melbourne. Since then the book has sold over 2 million copies in the English language and has been reprinted over 50 times. It has been translated into at least 11 languages, performed as a stage play, and been made into a film, a BBC television series in 1953, and a 10-episode television series for the ABC in 1973. Ethel Turner went on to write over 40 books in her lifetime, including children's stories, short stories and poems, many of which appeared in the Town and Country journal and in the Sun Herald newspaper. Seven Little Australians has been read and loved by children all over the world, and it has been continuously in print for over 100 years. Ethel Turner died in 1958, leaving as her memorial a book that is now regarded as a classic in children's literature. Her granddaughter Philippa Poole has published a book about her grandmother entitled The Diaries of Ethel Turner.

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Book Cover:  Seven Little Australians
'Without doubt Judy was the worst of the seven, probably because she was the cleverest.'

Her father, Captain Woolcot, found his vivacious, cheeky daughter impossible – but seven children were really too much for him and most of the time they ran wild at their rambling riverside home, Misrule.

Step inside and meet them all – dreamy Meg, and Pip, daring Judy, naughty Bunty, Nell, Baby and...

'Without doubt Judy was the worst of the seven, probably because she was the cleverest.'

Her father, Captain Woolcot, found his vivacious, cheeky daughter impossible – but seven children were really...

Published: 01/10/2003
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780140347333
RRP: $17.95
Book Cover:  Seven Little Australians
Published: 01/10/2003
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742531533
Price: $12.99
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Book Cover:  Seven Little Australians Popular Penguin
Published: 28/06/2010
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742530857
Price: $7.99
Book Cover:  Seven Little Australians: Australian Children's Classics
If you imagine you are going to read of model children you had better lay down this book immediately. Not one of the seven is really good, for the very excellent reason that Australian children never are.
If you imagine you are going to read of model children you had better lay down this book immediately. Not one of the seven is really good, for the very excellent reason that Australian children never are.
Published: 20/11/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742538082
Price: $12.99
Book Cover:  Seven Little Australians: Australian Children's Classics
If you imagine you are going to read of model children you had better lay down this book immediately. Not one of the seven is really good, for the very excellent reason that Australian children never are.
If you imagine you are going to read of model children you had better lay down this book immediately. Not one of the seven is really good, for the very excellent reason that Australian children never are.
Published: 20/03/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780670076871
RRP: $19.99
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24 Sep 2014
Iain McCalman's The Reef has been shortlisted for the CHASS Australia Book Prize
The CHASS Australia Prizes are awarded by the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Science (CHASS).Congratulations to Iain McCalman, whose book The Reef: A passionate history has been shortlisted for the 2014 CHASS Australia Book Prize.For more information and to see the full shortlist please visit the CHASS website: https://www.chass.org.au/forum/australiaPrizes.htm

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