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WILD CHICORY

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

KIM KELLY

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WILD CHICORY

KIM KELLY

Wild Chicory is 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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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Wild Chicory is the story of a journey from Ireland to Australia in the early 1900s, along threads of love, family, war and peace. It’s a slice of ordinary life rich in history, folklore and fairy tale, and a portrait of the precious bond between a granddaughter, Brigid, and her grandmother, Nell.

From the windswept, emerald coast of County Kerry, to the slums of Sydney’s Surry Hills; and from the bitter sectarian violence of Ulster, to tranquillity of rural New South Wales, Brigid weaves her grandmother’s tales into a small but beautiful epic of romance and tragedy, of laughter and the cold reality of loss. It’s Nell’s tales, tall and true, that spur Brigid to write her own, too.

Ultimately, it’s a story of finding your feet in a new land – be that a new country, or a new emotional space – and the wonderful trove of narrative we carry with us wherever we might go.

In many ways Brigid and Nell are Kim and her grandmother Lillian Kelly, and many snippets of story in this work belong especially to them. It is primarily a work of fiction, but while the Kennedys and the O’Halligans in Wild Chicory are not the Kellys and O’Reillys of Kim’s own family history, they have sprung direct from her heart, and show readers just how it is she came to be a writer of stories herself.


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

The author writes with an economy of words not dissimilar to great short-story writers such as Frank O’Connor and Seán Ó Faoláin whose stories filled my childhood imagination with rich imagery and unforgettable idiomatic expressions.

- Writerful Books

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

Kim Kelly’s story telling abilities are astounding.

- Brenda Telford, Goodreads

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

A “colourful, evocative and energetic tale”

- SMH/The Age

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK

Here is prose with a light, sunny breeze blowing through it. Not the intimidating thunder of a John Banville or the galloping breathlessness of a Maeve Binchy, but rather the gentle zephyr that brings tears and laughter in the way that life itself does. Why can’t more people write like this? A little gem.

- Frank O’Shea, The Age

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

The author writes with an economy of words not dissimilar to great short-story writers such as Frank O’Connor and Seán Ó Faoláin whose stories filled my childhood imagination with rich imagery and unforgettable idiomatic expressions.

- Writerful Books

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Kim Kelly’s story telling abilities are astounding.

- Brenda Telford, Goodreads

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

A “colourful, evocative and energetic tale”.

- SMH / The Age

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Not the intimidating thunder of a John Banville or the galloping breathlessness of a Maeve Binchy, but rather the gentle zephyr that brings tears and laughter in the way that life itself does. Why can’t more people write like this?

- Frank O’Shea, The Age

KIM'S BOOKS

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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JEWEL SEA

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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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.

PAPER DAISIES

KIM KELLY

KIM'S BOOKS

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.

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.

BLACK DIAMONDS

KIM KELLY

KIM'S BOOKS

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 RED EARTH

KIM KELLY

KIM’S BOOKS

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.

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.

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 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.


ABOUT KIM

Kim Kelly is the author of six works of fiction 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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THE CLEANSKIN

LAURA BLOOM

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It’s February 1946, and Robert Booker is just home from the war. Home is a pretty weatherboard house in Sydney, where his wife, Catherine, is waiting. They haven’t seen each for three years, yet they are separated by so much more than time.

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IN THE MOOD

LAURA BLOOM

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THE BOOKS

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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Ships within 5 business day to over 40 countries.

JEWEL SEA

KIM KELLY

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My name is Linda Buchan and when I was 18 years old I died. It was a winter’s day, Saturday June 27, 1998 when my young life ended and my new life began. A life that was to be so completely different to the one that I had envisaged, the one that I had expected…

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STEP BY STEP

LINDA BUCHAN

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Stepping out of his father’s dark shadow and finding his own voice has taken Adrian a lifetime, and seen him face unimaginable hurdles along the way. Now, in his painfully candid memoir “Milk-Blood”, Adrian shares his story. 

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MILK-BLOOD

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Dogs, monkeys, corruption and sexual politics: Dogs of India draws on the complex, chaotic and colourful tradition of Indian storytelling in a spicy literary blend of Animal Farm vs. Holy Cow via Bollywood.

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DOGS OF INDIA

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THE BOOKS

The story of a journey from Ireland to Australia in the early 1900's, 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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Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a place of big dreams, bright colours and sleight of hand. That place was America.



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A THOUSAND SHARDS OF GLASS

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I am sharing Sarah's story to let other parents know that there can be another way and that miracles do happen, because a miracle happened to us.
ADHD, it’s just a different way to be. - Susy Parker

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SAVING SARAH

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SKY

ONDINE SHERMAN

Sometimes you have to lose everything to find yourself.

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A gripping novel of that gives readers a rare glimpse into Colombia’s notorious drug wars and their impact on ordinary citizens, told by someone who knows the landscape intimately.

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THE BOOKS

THE CLEANSKIN
LAURA BLOOM

An intelligent thriller filled with human drama, reminiscent of William Boyd’s Restless. From the dark heart of The Troubles, The Cleanskin is a story of intense human relationships with a cast of flawed and entirely believable characters.

IN THE MOOD
LAURA BLOOM

It’s February 1946, and Robert Booker is just home from the war. Home is a pretty weatherboard house in Sydney, where his wife, Catherine, is waiting. They haven’t seen each for three years, yet they are separated by so much more than time.

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.

STEP BY STEP
LINDA BUCHAN

My name is Linda Buchan and when I was 18 years old I died. It was a winter’s day, Saturday June 27, 1998 when my young life ended and my new life began. A life that was to be so completely different to the one that I had envisaged, the one that I had expected…

WILD CHICORY
KIM KELLY

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

A THOUSAND SHARDS OF GLASS
MICHAEL KATAKIS

Once upon a time, Michael Katakis lived in a place of big dreams, bright colours and sleight of hand. That place was America.

MILK-BLOOD
ADRIAN SIMON

Stepping out of his father’s dark shadow and finding his own voice has taken Adrian a lifetime, and seen him face unimaginable hurdles along the way. Now, in his painfully candid memoir “Milk-Blood”, Adrian shares his story.

DOGS OF INDIA
POLLY McGEE

Dogs, monkeys, corruption and sexual politics: Dogs of India draws on the complex, chaotic and colourful tradition of Indian storytelling in a spicy literary blend of Animal Farm vs. Holy Cow via Bollywood.

SAVING SARAH
SUSY PARKER

I am sharing Sarah's story to let other parents know that there can be another way and that miracles do happen, because a miracle happened to us. ADHD, it’s just a different way to be. - Susy

SKY
ONDINE SHERMAN

Sometimes you have to lose everything to find yourself.

A story for teens about standing up for what you believe in.

A RELUCTANT WARRIOR
KELLY BROOKE NICHOLLS

A gripping novel of that gives readers a rare glimpse into Colombia’s notorious drug wars and their impact on ordinary citizens, told by someone who knows the landscape intimately.

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