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  • Published: 19 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9781864712193
  • Imprint: Arrow Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 640
  • RRP: $19.99

Tiger Men




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.

  • Pub date: 19 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9781864712193
  • Imprint: Arrow Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 640
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

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, Tiger Men, Elianne and Spirits of the Ghan and Sanctuary confirmed Judy’s position as one of Australia’s leading fiction writers.

In 2015 Judy was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her "significant service to the performing arts as a scriptwriter and actor of stage and screen, and to literature as an author".

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Praise for Tiger Men

“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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