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Obras por Judy Nunn

10 Short Stories You Must Read in 2010 (1900) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
Territory (2002) 83 exemplares
Maralinga (2009) 82 exemplares
Floodtide (1600) 81 exemplares
Heritage (2005) 76 exemplares
Khaki Town (2019) 69 exemplares
Pacific (2004) 61 exemplares
Beneath the Southern Cross (1999) 55 exemplares
Kal (1996) 49 exemplares
Spirits of the Ghan (2015) 48 exemplares
Elianne (2013) 47 exemplares
Tiger Men (2011) 44 exemplares
Sanctuary (2017) 38 exemplares
Araluen (1994) 36 exemplares
The Glitter Game (1991) 26 exemplares
Centre Stage (1992) 25 exemplares
Showtime! (2021) 23 exemplares
Black Sheep (2024) 11 exemplares
The Long Weekend (2023) 10 exemplares
Eye in the Storm (1988) 9 exemplares
Eye in the City (1991) 7 exemplares
Lilliput Kölsch (2008) 3 exemplares
The House on Hill Street (2012) 1 exemplar
Just south of Rome (2013) 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



This is a dual-timeline historical fiction by prolific Australian author Judy Nunn, set in rural Queensland, near Bundaberg, on the sugar plantations.

The earlier timeline involves “Big Jim” Durham and his beautiful French wife Elianne Desmarais who was practically sold to him by her drunkard father to pay off his debts. Big Jim named his huge plantation Elianne after his adored wife with its wide landscapes and Kanakas (Pacific Island workers) who came to Australia to work the plantations as they were better able to withstand the heat than their Aussie counterparts.

The second timeline begins in 1964 and revolves around Stan Durham, Big Jim’s grandson and his family. This storyline takes in the Vietnam War which son Jim goes off to fight, the campaign for the Referendum to change the constitution to include Aboriginal people as part of the population, the White Australia policy and the feelings of Australians towards immigrants.

Kate discovers Grandmother Ellie’s diaries which shake the foundations of the story the family has built about themselves and brings about big changes.

I enjoyed this story although some of the characters such as Stan and Big Jim were somewhat overblown and one dimensional. The audio narration was also good.
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mimbza | 2 outras críticas | Apr 17, 2024 |
A great story set during the building of the Snowy Mountain Scheme in the 1940s to 60s. With a backdrop of the trauma experienced by some of the migrants arriving and living in the communities building the tunnels and dams; with a Nazi living among them hiding his past atrcities until exposed.
ElizabethCromb | 3 outras críticas | Sep 25, 2023 |
These stories are very different, mostly almost novellas, a couple of them could be classified as crime fiction, their plots a little macabre. At the end of each story the author describes what led her to write the story. In some cases, a scenario that has stuck in the author's mind for a long time.
smik | 1 outra crítica | Aug 17, 2023 |
I wasn't sure about a book of short stories but I really enjoyed these. There were 6 distinctly different stories with good character development. I enjoyed the fact that the author explained, at the end of each tale, how the story came to be.
ElizabethCromb | 1 outra crítica | Mar 10, 2023 |



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