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Commonwealth of Thieves : The Improbable Birth of Australia

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ISBN-10: 140010291X

ISBN-13: 9781400102914

Edition: N/A

Authors: Thomas Keneally, Simon Vance

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List price: $37.99
Publisher: Tantor Media, Incorporated
Binding: Compact Disc 
Size: 5.50" wide x 6.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Born in Sydney, Australia, in 1935, Thomas Keneally was educated at various schools on the New South Wales north coast. Although he initially studied for the Catholic priesthood, he abandoned that idea in 1960, turning to teaching and clerical work before writing and publishing his first novel, The Place at Whitton, in 1964. Since that time Keneally has been a full-time writer, aside from the occasional stint as a lecturer or writer-in-residence. Considered one of the most successful modern Australian writers of all time, Keneally wrote more than a dozen novels before publishing the story that became his most controversial, but best-known and most influential, to date. Published in 1982,…    

Wilbur Smith was born in Central Africa in 1933. He was educated at Michaelhouse and Rhodes University. After the successful publication of WHEN THE LION FEEDS in 1964 he became a full-time writer, and has since written 30 novels, all meticulously researched on his numerous expeditions worldwide. His books have been translated into twenty-six different languages.