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Subject: The Australians by William Stuart Long
Date Posted: 11/10/2008 9:43 PM ET
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I have 11 of the 12 books in this series.  PM for a deal if you are interested.  I would like to send all of them to one person.  I really enjoyed this series.  Anyone who enjoys historical fiction would enjoy these books.  Thanks for looking.

Jane

Date Posted: 11/19/2008 8:58 PM ET
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pm  sent

Date Posted: 11/20/2008 5:10 PM ET
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I have all twelve and doubles of the first book in the series.  A fun, fast read about the colonialisation of Aus.

Date Posted: 11/21/2008 11:55 AM ET
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Any chance these books are the genesis of the movie that's about to come out, the one w Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, called Australia?  just curious

Date Posted: 11/21/2008 6:54 PM ET
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No, I don't think so. 

This series is similar to John Jakes' Kent Family Chronicles in that it follows one family through their arrival in Australia until the early 20th Century IIRC. 

Isn't the new movie with Hugh/Nicole a Baz Luhrman film?  I vaguely remember hearing he was doing one, but I've not seen much about this new film.

Date Posted: 11/22/2008 10:35 AM ET
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thanks, Marci---I loved the John Jakes series when I was a girl....may have to add the Australians to my TBR list!