Ethel Turner





Ethel Turner


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

Died
April 08, 1958

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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: 3.87 · 3,430 ratings · 162 reviews · 32 distinct works · Similar authors
Seven Little Australians (W...

3.88 avg rating — 3,096 ratings — published 1894 — 67 editions
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The Family at Misrule (Wool...

3.77 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 1895 — 11 editions
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Little Mother Meg (Woolcots...

3.78 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1902 — 2 editions
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Judy and Punch (Woolcots, #4)

3.77 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1928
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The Little Larrikin

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The diaries of Ethel Turner

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Miss Bobbie

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Three Little Maids (1899)

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Captain Cub

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Flower O' the Pine

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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

“By polygons I mean,’ said Judy, ‘that a question is not a figure with one side only. It is a cube, a heptagon, an octagon. You and I see just one side of a thing and jump to the doing of it. We must learn to walk around the five or the seven or the eight sides it may have and study each before we move an inch”
Ethel Turner