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Set in Tasmania, Tiger Men is another brilliant work of historical fiction from master storyteller Judy Nunn.

Set in Tasmania, Tiger Men is another brilliant work of historical fiction from master storyteller Judy Nunn.

Van Diemen’s Land was an island of stark contrasts: a harsh penal colony, an English idyll for its gentry, and an island so rich in natural resources it was a profiteer’s paradise.

Its capital, Hobart Town, had its contrasts too: the wealthy elite in their sandstone mansions, the exploited poor in the notorious Wapping slum, and the criminals who haunted the dockside taverns. Hobart Town was no place for the meek.

Tiger Men is the story of Silas Stanford, a wealthy Englishman; Mick O’Callaghan, an Irishman on the run; and Jefferson Powell, an idealistic American political prisoner. It is also the story of the strong, proud women who loved them, and of the children they bore who rose to power in the cutthroat world of international trade.

From the pen of master storyteller Judy Nunn comes a sweeping saga of three families who lived through Tasmania’s golden era and the birth of Federation and then watched with pride as their sons marched off to fight for King and Country.

Reviews

I’ve enjoyed other Nunn historical titles, but this is by far my favourite.

Herald Sun

Judy knows what ingredients a good story needs and she has poured them all into this novel… If you love Aussie history in fictional form, this is for you.

Woman's Day

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781864712193

    November 19, 2012

    Arrow Australia

    640 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781864712209

    October 26, 2011

    Random House Australia

    638 pages

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Also by Judy Nunn

Sanctuary
Spirits of the Ghan
Maralinga
Elianne
Pacific
Oskar the Pole
The Otto Bin Empire: Clive's Story
The Great Australian Writers' Collection 2013
Just South of Rome
The Wardrobe
The House on Hill Street
The House on Hill Street (Storycuts)
The Wardrobe (Storycuts)
Judy Nunn Free Sampler
Kal
Heritage
Floodtide
Beneath The Southern Cross
Araluen
Territory
Centre Stage
The Glitter Game

Recommendations

The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Voyager
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
The Award
Beauty in Thorns
The Girl on the Train
The Golden House
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
Swing Time
The Golden Age
Fifty Shades Darker
Sanctuary
A Long Way from Home
Uncommon Type
The Trip of a Lifetime
The Light Between Oceans
Line of Fire