Ethel Turner





Ethel Turner

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born
in Balby, Yorkshire, The United Kingdom
January 24, 1870

died
April 08, 1958

gender
female

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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 Turner. 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, per...more


Average rating: 3.82 · 2,074 ratings · 110 reviews · 24 distinct works · Similar authors
Seven Little Australians (W...
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 1,890 ratings — published 1894 — 53 editions
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The Family at Misrule (Wool...
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1895 — 4 editions
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Little Mother Meg (Woolcots...
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1902 — 2 editions
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Judy and Punch (Woolcots, #4)
3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1928
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The diaries of Ethel Turner
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The Little Larrikin
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1896 — 2 editions
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Three Little Maids (1899)
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Miss Bobbie
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1897 — 3 editions
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Captain Cub
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1917 — 2 editions
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Walking To School: Poems
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“None of the seven is really good, for the excellent reason that Australian children never are.”
Ethel Turner, Seven Little Australians

“and then ah God”
Ethel Turner, Seven Little Australians

“But in Australia a model child is - I sasy it not without thankfulness - an unknown quantity.
It may be that the miasmas of naughtiness develop best in the sunny brilliancy of our atmosphere. It may be that the land and the people are so young-hearted together, and the children's spirits are not crushed and saddened by the shadow of long years' sorrowful history.
There is a lurking sparkle of joyousness and rebellion and mischief in nature here, and therefore in children.”
Ethel Turner