Deborah Challinor

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Deborah Challinor


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in New Zealand
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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Average rating: 4.15 · 8,855 ratings · 654 reviews · 22 distinct worksSimilar authors
Behind the Sun (Convict Gir...

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Tamar (Tamar Deane Trilogy #1)

4.18 avg rating — 844 ratings — published 1998 — 6 editions
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Girl of Shadows (Convict Gi...

4.20 avg rating — 760 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Kitty (The Smuggler's Wife #1)

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A Tattooed Heart (Convict G...

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The Silk Thief (Convict Gir...

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Amber (The Smuggler's Wife #2)

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White Feathers (Tamar Deane...

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4.30 avg rating — 452 ratings — published 2005 — 5 editions
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From the Ashes

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“smeared a balm over the end of it.”
Deborah Challinor, The Silk Thief

“remotely”
Deborah Challinor, The Jacaranda House

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