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Kelly Gardiner

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Kelly Gardiner's latest series for young readers is a time slip adventure trilogy called 'The Firewatcher Chronicles': Brimstone(2019), Phoenix (2020) and Vigil (2021). Her previous novel was '1917: Australia's Great War', set in Flanders and in Melbourne during the First World War.
Her novel 'Goddess' was based on the life of the remarkable Julie d'Aubigny, also known as Mademoiselle de Maupin - a 17th century opera singer and swordswoman.
Kelly's other books include the young adult novels 'The Sultan's Eyes' and 'Act of Faith' (HarperCollins); and for younger readers, 'Billabong Bill's Bushfire Christmas' (Random House) and the ‘Swashbuckler!’ trilogy (HarperCollins): 'Ocean Without End', 'The Pirate's Revenge' and 'The Silver Swan'.
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Kelly Gardiner Read and write. It's basic, but true. Read everything, including genres you might not normally read for recreation, as they may have a lot to teach yo…moreRead and write. It's basic, but true. Read everything, including genres you might not normally read for recreation, as they may have a lot to teach you. Read like a writer - try to figure out how the author is creating the effect on you as a reader. And write as much as you can, whenever you can. Don't worry about whether it'll get published - you can't get anything published until you've written it. So write. Edit. Rewrite. Read. Write some more.(less)
Kelly Gardiner Lizzie and Darcy.
Or maybe Princess Marya and Nikolai Rostov.
Or maybe Maud and Sue.
Or maybe Little Dorrit and Arthur.
Or Villanelle and the Queen of Spa…more
Lizzie and Darcy.
Or maybe Princess Marya and Nikolai Rostov.
Or maybe Maud and Sue.
Or maybe Little Dorrit and Arthur.
Or Villanelle and the Queen of Spades.
Or Jake and Lady Brett.
Or Damen and Laurent.
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Average rating: 3.73 · 1,657 ratings · 313 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
Goddess

3.51 avg rating — 847 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Act of Faith

3.74 avg rating — 283 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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The Sultan's Eyes

3.85 avg rating — 87 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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1917 (Australia's Great War...

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Brimstone (The Fire Watcher...

3.73 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2018 — 3 editions
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Ocean Without End (Swashbuc...

4.04 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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Pirate's Revenge (Swashbuck...

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The Silver Swan (Swashbuckl...

4.31 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
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You’re dead to me!

I was delighted to be approached to help out with some research on La Maupin for this BBC4 episode of You’re Dead to Me, a terrific series hosted by Greg Jenner, which takes a different person from the past each episode, digs into their story, and combines that with bona fide comedy.

You can listen here or subscribe on your usual podcast app. It’s great fun.

Greg is joined by Dr Sara Barker and retu

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“Doesn’t matter whether you’re a baker’s wife or a whore or a princess—if you have the strength, you can take a lover, write a motet, lead an army, rule a country. Women have. Not all, granted, but some. And we adore them, don’t we? In theory. We make statues of warrior women, paint them on our ceilings—goddesses with shields and togas and one fair breast exposed so there can be no doubt. The palaces of Europe are covered in them. The Opéra stages, too, for that matter. Yet most women I know—no matter how clever, no matter how strong—are dragged down by husbands or fathers or titles or too many petticoats, or priests clutching at their hems, telling them, ‘No, you cannot do that, you cannot be that.’ I never listened. That’s rare.”
Kelly Gardiner, Goddess

“Dear Reader,
This book you hold is a treasure, of sorts, as is every book I have ever known.
I have made it for you – especially you – for reasons you will understand as my words unfurl before your eyes.
Turn these pages tenderly.
You hold my life in your hands.”
Kelly Gardiner, Act of Faith

“slowly, mile after mile, I unwound the bandages, let my wounds, my scars, crust over. They didn’t heal. But I learned to live with them, as you do. Learned how to move, talk, ride, sing, so that the pain wasn’t visible”
Kelly Gardiner, Goddess

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“She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain.”
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“Let's face it. We're undone by each other. And if we're not, we're missing something. If this seems so clearly the case with grief, it is only because it was already the case with desire. One does not always stay intact. It may be that one wants to, or does, but it may also be that despite one's best efforts, one is undone, in the face of the other, by the touch, by the scent, by the feel, by the prospect of the touch, by the memory of the feel. And so when we speak about my sexuality or my gender, as we do (and as we must), we mean something complicated by it. Neither of these is precisely a possession, but both are to be understood as modes of being dispossessed, ways of being for another, or, indeed, by virtue of another.”
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“The sound of the pages turning was the sound of magic. The dry liquid feel of paper under fingertips was what magic felt like.”
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