Beverley MacDonald



Beverley MacDonald grew up in a lot of small towns in Victoria, Australia: Nar Nar Goon, Morwell, Mildura, Murtoa, Rye and Corryong. Her father was a school teacher and they moved around a lot, experiencing the heat of the Mallee and the cold of the Snowy Mountains.

School was not a favorite past time of Beverley’s, which worried her parents. She liked reading instead. She once read the entire contents of the library so that the librarian would allow her to pick books from the adult section. She never imagined she would become a writer because, when she was growing up, girls did not do that kind of thing. Luckily, times have changed.

Beverley started writing because, she said, “[I] always loved to read, and spent a lot of time at school day-d
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Average rating: 3.8 · 59 ratings · 10 reviews · 6 distinct works
Written in Blood: A Brief H...

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Small Sacrifices

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The Madigal

3.80 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1995
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It's True! Crime Doesn't Pay

4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Big Bangs

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