Ethel Turner - Seven Little Australians

A Tea with a Book Addict talk

In an era when fiction was supposed to be about ‘good’ children, Ethel Turner dared to make her seven Aussie children naughty, getting into constant scrapes and sometimes getting away with them. In 1994 this was the only book by an Australian author to have been continuously in print for 100 years. Discover why it is such a beloved classic.

A subscriber-only Zoom talk on Sunday 16 May 2021, 4.00 pm Australian Eastern Time (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra).

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“The reader cannot help but be charmed by Ethel Turner’s wonderful characters.”
― Kate Campbell

Get the book, watch the movie and more

Here is where to buy the books in print, ebook or audio. Find the books on my recommended reading list, watch a movie version, enjoy related videos, websites and much more. Have anything to add here? Let me know.

PURCHASE
The Go-between by L.P. Hartley
Foreign country: The Life of L.P. Hartley by Adrian Wright
The Perfect Summer by Juliet Nicolson

FREE DOWNLOAD
Some free versions are better than others, please feel free to try these, but I cannot guarantee the quality.
The Go-Between – Internet Archive by L.P. Hartley Free downloadable version in various formats including Kindle, epub, pdf and others. If you are unsure of how to add these files to your ereader, look here.

FIND IN A LIBRARY (You will need to create an account and hold a library card.)
The Go-Between by L.P. Hartley National Library of Australia free public access to books in libraries at Trove.

MOVIES
YouTube playlist featuring the 1971 movie and the 2012 BBC Radio adaptations of The Go-Between

AUDIO
90 min. BBC Radio Drama adaptation of L.P. Hartley’s classic novel, The Go-Between

LINKS
Purchase my Literary Reader’s Guide to L.P. Hartley & The Go-Between

Discuss it with me

In an era when fiction was supposed to be about ‘good’ children, Ethel Turner dared to make her seven Aussie children naughty, getting into constant scrapes and sometimes getting away with them. Let’s discuss it here.

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Featured image credit- Barbara Llewellyn, Mark Shields-Brown, Jennifer Cluff, Anna Hruby, Christian Robinson, Mark Clark, 7 Little Australians, 1973 ABC TV mini series, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0140763/

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