Deborah Challinor


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January 01, 1959

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Born in Huntly, she holds a PhD in New Zealand history from the University of Waikato. Challinor has worked as a fulltime writer and historian since 2000.

Primarily known for her historical novels, Deborah Challinor’s first published books were non-fiction history books, including the best-selling Grey Ghosts: New Zealand Vietnam Vets Talk About Their War (Hodder Moa Beckett, 1998).

Her first historical novel, Tamar, was published in 2002 and has been reprinted six times. Tamar is set in Auckland, Hawke’s Bay and South Africa and covers the period from 1879 until the Boer War. The series continues with White Feathers (2003) and Blue Smoke (2004).

Union Belle (2005) tells the love story of a young woman caught up in the 1951 waterfront strike,
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Literary Legacies and Longjohns

What I'm reading: Kate Atkinson, Life After Life; Anita Heiss, Am I Black Enough For You?; S.J. Watson, Before I Go To Sleep.

In a little less than three weeks I'll be on my way to Invercargill at the very bottom of the South Island. And, yes, I will be packing longjohns and a warm coat. I'm off down there to speak at the Book Lovers' Dinner, which is part of the Readers and Writers Alive! prog... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on April 10, 2013 22:02
Average rating: 4.11 · 5,375 ratings · 425 reviews · 18 distinct worksSimilar authors
Behind the Sun (Convict Gir...

4.16 avg rating — 661 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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A Tattooed Heart (Convict G...

4.35 avg rating — 425 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Tamar (Tamar Deane Trilogy #1)

4.11 avg rating — 620 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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Kitty (The Smuggler's Wife #1)

4.07 avg rating — 487 ratings — published 2006 — 7 editions
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Girl of Shadows (Convict Gi...

4.11 avg rating — 504 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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The Silk Thief (Convict Gir...

4.20 avg rating — 444 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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White Feathers (Tamar Deane...

4.19 avg rating — 346 ratings — published 2003 — 5 editions
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Amber (The Smuggler's Wife #2)

4.08 avg rating — 330 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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Blue Smoke (Tamar Deane Tri...

4.26 avg rating — 316 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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Fire

3.95 avg rating — 252 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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“smeared a balm over the end of it.”
Deborah Challinor, The Silk Thief

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