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Arnold Christopher "Kit" Denton (5 May 1928 — April 1997) was a British-born Australian writer, soldier and broadcaster. He was also the father of comedian and television presenter Andrew Denton.

Born in London, England in 1928, Denton was raised in the East End until he joined the British Army where he served a radio broadcaster with the British Forces Broadcasting Service in Germany.

He emigrated to Australia in the late 1940s, and worked as a gold miner in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. From 1951 until 1965, he worked for the Australian Broadcasting Commission as an announcer, and eventually moved on to screenwriting, producing and directing television. In the 1970s, an anonymous television critic for The Australian newspaper was revealed to be Kit Denton, writing under the pseudonym "Janus".

Denton had an abiding interest in military history, and is best known for his novel The Breaker (1973), based on the story of Breaker Morant. Although it is often considered that the film Breaker Morant was based on Denton's book, it was in fact based on a play by Kenneth G. Ross, who successfully sued publisher Angus & Robertson when they publicised Denton's novel as the source for the film. Denton also wrote For Queen and Commonwealth, about British military forces in the late 19th century, and Gallipoli: One Long Grave (1986), a book about the Battle of Gallipoli.

Denton died in April 1997 at his home in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales.

In August 2006, Denton's son Andrew announced a new A$25,000 writing scholarship in his father's name: the Kit Denton Fellowship, which would be presented to members of the Australian Writers' Guild from 2007 onwards.

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Total Books: 24
The Breaker
2009 - The Breaker [Bolinda Classics] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781921415821
ISBN-10: 1921415827
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The Breaker Library Edition
2004 - The Breaker Library Edition (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781740303804
ISBN-10: 1740303806
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Fiddlers Bridge
1990 - Fiddlers Bridge (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780947072957
ISBN-10: 0947072950
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Closed File
1983 - Closed File (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780727017390
ISBN-10: 072701739X
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BREAKER
1982 - Breaker (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780671447625
ISBN-10: 0671447629
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Gallipoli illustrated
1981 - Gallipoli Illustrated (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780727014627
ISBN-10: 0727014625
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The Breaker A novel
1973 - The Breaker a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780207126918
ISBN-10: 0207126917
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Gallipoli One Long Grave
1920 - Gallipoli One Long Grave [Aust at War] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780949118042
ISBN-10: 0949118044
Genre: History
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For Queen and Commonwealth
1920 - For Queen and Commonwealth [Aust at War] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780949118080
ISBN-10: 0949118087
Genre: History
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Walk Around My Cluttered Mind
Walk Around My Cluttered Mind (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780304933235
ISBN-10: 0304933236
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Burning Spear
Burning Spear (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780947245078
ISBN-10: 0947245073
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