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About The Author

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Kim Kelly is the author of eleven novels, including the acclaimed Wild Chicory and The Blue Mile. Best known for her historical fictions, with distinctive warmth and lyrical charm, Kim leads her readers into the heart of some of Australia’s knottiest political and social contradictions, but each of her words shines with love, hope, and occasionally a little magic.


For her sins, Kim is also a well-known book editor and reviewer, because too much narrative action is never enough.


Originally from Sydney, today Kim lives on a small rural property in central New South Wales.


Praise for Kim Kelly


‘It is uplifting to know that there are people who can write like this, with clarity, a bit of devilment and a hint of a smile. Why can’t more people write like this?’ – The Age.


‘Marvellous depth and authenticity based on some impressive research, and her characters, plot and fluid prose draw the reader into this world’ – Daily Telegraph.


‘Colourful, evocative and energetic’ – Sydney Morning Herald.


 'Told with wit, warmth and courage’ – Kylie Mason, The Newtown Review of Books.


‘Kim writes like no one else, with a depth of skill few authors achieve’ – Kelly Rimmer, internationally bestselling author of Truths I Never Told You.

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