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March, 1912. A sultry Indian summer hangs over the west coast of Australia
and aboard the luxury steamship SS Koombana, three tales entwine.


WILD CHICORY

Wild Chicory is a novella that takes the reader on an immigrant journey from Ireland to Australia in the early 1900’s, along threads of love, family, war and peace.



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ABOUT KIM


Kim Kelly is the author of four novels and one novella about Australia, its heritage and its people that are loved by readers all over the world.  Her stories shine a bright light on forgotten corners of our past and the tales of ordinary people living through extraordinary times. A striking characteristic of Kim’s writing is her ability to lead readers gently and lyrically into difficult terrain, exploring themes of bigotry, class conflict, disadvantage and violence in our shared history, which still plague the world today.

Kim is an editor and literary consultant by trade so stories fill her everyday – and most nights too.

Love is the fuel that fires her intellectual engine. In fact she takes love so seriously she once donated a kidney to her husband to prove it, and also to save his life.

Originally from Sydney, Kim now lives in Millthorpe, a tiny gold-rush village in the wide, rolling hills of central western New South Wales, where the ghosts are mostly friendly and her grown sons come home regularly to graze.

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March, 1912. A sultry Indian summer hangs over the west coast of Australia and aboard the luxury steamship SS Koombana, three tales entwine.


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KIM KELLY

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KIM'S BOOKS

The story of a journey from Ireland to Australia in the early 1900s, along threads of love, family, war and peace.



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Ships within 5 business days to over 40 countries.

WILD CHICORY

KIM KELLY

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As 1900 draws to a close, Berylda Jones, having completed her university exams for entry to medicine is heading home to Bathurst for Christmas. Tragically, 'home' is where she and her beloved sister Greta live in terror, under the control of their sadistic Uncle Alec.

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PAPER DAISIES

KIM KELLY

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The week before Christmas, 1929, Eoghan O'Keenan loses his factory job, and has to flee the slums of Chippendale with his seven-year-old sister Agnes.

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THE BLUE MILE

KIM KELLY

It is 1914 and Lithgow is booming. Daniel is a young German-Australian, a coalminer and a socialist; Francine is the bourgeois, Irish-Catholic, too-good-for-this-place daughter of one of the mine's owners. When their paths collide, they fall in love despite themselves - raising eyebrows all around town.

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BLACK DIAMONDS

KIM KELLY

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It's November 1939, another war in Europe. And Bernie Cooper is wondering what's ahead for her.

She knows Gordon Brock is going to ask her to marry him – any second now. An honest country boy about to graduate from university as a geologist, he's a good catch by anyone's standards, too. And she's going to say no.

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THIS RED EARTH

KIM KELLY

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JEWEL SEA
KIM KELLY

March, 1912. A sultry Indian summer hangs over the west coast of Australia and aboard the luxury steamship SS Koombana, three tales entwine.

WILD CHICORY
KIM KELLY

March, 1912. A sultry Indian summer hangs over the west coast of Australia and aboard the luxury steamship SS Koombana, three tales entwine.

PAPER DAISIES
KIM KELLY

As 1900 draws to a close, Berylda Jones, having completed her university exams for entry to medicine is heading home to Bathurst for Christmas. Tragically, 'home' is where she and her beloved sister Greta live in terror, under the control of their sadistic Uncle Alec.

This book is currently unavailable.
Look out for a new edition coming in 2017

THE BLUE MILE
KIM KELLY

The week before Christmas, 1929, Eoghan O'Keenan loses his factory job, and has to flee the slums of Chippendale with his seven-year-old sister Agnes.

This book is currently unavailable.
Look out for a new edition coming in 2017

BLACK DIAMONDS
KIM KELLY

It is 1914 and Lithgow is booming. Daniel is a young German-Australian, a coalminer and a socialist; Francine is the bourgeois, Irish-Catholic, too-good-for-this-place daughter of one of the mine's owners. When their paths collide, they fall in love despite themselves - raising eyebrows all around town.

This book is currently unavailable.
Look out for a new edition coming in 2017

THIS RED EARTH
KIM KELLY

It's November 1939, another war in Europe. And Bernie Cooper is wondering what's ahead for her. She knows Gordon Brock is going to ask her to marry him – any second now. An honest country boy about to graduate from university as a geologist, he's a good catch by anyone's standards, too. And she's going to say no.

This book is currently unavailable.
Look out for a new edition coming in 2017

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Linda Buchan’s memoir Step by Step is now available

Linda Buchan's incredible story of resilience, courage and hope is now available. Discover why she had to share her story.

Check out Adrian Simon with Scott Levi ABC Central Coast talking about the story behind Milk-Blood and the impact on everyone involved.

“An important piece of Australian history”
- Scott Levi, ABC Central Coast

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Laura Bloom's The Cleanskin
is now available

Laura Bloom’s new novel The Cleanskin is now available, along with a brand new edition of the widely acclaimed and much loved, In The Mood.

And it’s a wonderful story set in 1912 of three tales entwined: a steamy, illicit affair between a socialite and a conman, a cursed pearl, and a devastating catastrophe at sea. Thankyou to everyone who helped us choose which book Kim should publish next!

Kim Kelly’s new novel,
Jewel Sea is now available!

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NEWS AND EVENTS

Author, yogi and foodie Polly McGee is partnering with World Expeditions to lead an intimate tour of Northern India in October 2017

What’s Polly McGee doing next?

NEWS

“Linda Buchan’s memoir Step by Step is coming this November

We are honoured to be walking beside the incredibly inspiring Linda Buchan to bring her memoir Step by Step: Finding My Way Back to Me to the world this November.

“An important piece of Australian history” - Scott Levi, ABC Central Coast

Check out Adrian Simon with Scott Levi ABC Central Coast talking about the story behind Milk-Blood and the impact on everyone involved.

Acclaimed novelist Laura Bloom and The Author People join forces

Laura’s new novel, The Cleanskin is coming in September along with a brand new edition of the widely acclaimed and much loved, In The Mood.

Kim Kelly’s new novel, Jewel Sea coming in September

And it’s a wonderful story set in 1912 of three tales entwined: a steamy, illicit affair between a socialite and a conman, a cursed pearl, and a devastating catastrophe at sea. Thankyou to everyone who helped us choose which book Kim should publish next!

What’s Polly McGee doing next?

Look out for updates on Polly’s next project Bhakti Business – the Yoga of Business: a blueprint for women who want to run a heart centred business, using the principles of yoga to structure their approach.

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