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From the pen of master storyteller, Judy Nunn, comes another brilliant work of fiction woven into the tapestry of Australian history

'This town is full of tiger men,' Dan said. 'Just look around you. The merchants, the builders, the bankers, the company men, they're all out for what they can get. This is a tiger town, Mick, a place at the bottom of the world where God turns a blind eye to pillage and plunder.'

Van Diemen's Land was an island of stark contrasts; a harsh penal colony, an English idyll for its landed 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 slum known as Wapping, and the criminals and villains who haunted the dockside taverns and brothels of Sullivan's Cove. 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 cut-throat world of international trade.

TIGER MEN is the sweeping tale of three families who lived through Tasmania's golden era and witnessed the birth of the Commonwealth of Australia, only to watch its young men consumed by the fires and horror of the First World War.

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

    RHA eBooks Adult

    638 pages

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Also by Judy Nunn

Spirits of the Ghan
Sanctuary
Oskar the Pole
The Otto Bin Empire: Clive's Story
The Great Australian Writers' Collection 2013
Elianne
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
Maralinga
Floodtide
Heritage
Pacific
Beneath The Southern Cross
Araluen
Territory
Centre Stage
The Glitter Game

Recommendations

The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
Voyager
Best Laid Plans
Echo Burning
A Gentleman in Moscow
Fool Me Once
Private Delhi
Beauty in Thorns
The Award
New Boy
The 7th Function of Language
The Girl on the Train
The Heart's Invisible Furies
Swing Time
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Girls
The Bone Collection
Cold Blood