White Feathers

  • Title: White Feathers
  • Author: Deborah Challinor
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • White Feathers In Tamar Murdoch s brothel keeping days are behind her Her life is one of ease and contentment at Ken a prosperous estate in the Hawke s Bay as storm clouds over Europe begin casting long shad
    In 1914, Tamar Murdoch s brothel keeping days are behind her Her life is one of ease and contentment at Ken, a prosperous estate in the Hawke s Bay, as storm clouds over Europe begin casting long shadows In this gripping second instalment of Deborah Challinor s sweeping family saga, Tamar s love for her children is sorely tested as one by one they are called, or drivIn 1914, Tamar Murdoch s brothel keeping days are behind her Her life is one of ease and contentment at Ken, a prosperous estate in the Hawke s Bay, as storm clouds over Europe begin casting long shadows In this gripping second instalment of Deborah Challinor s sweeping family saga, Tamar s love for her children is sorely tested as one by one they are called, or driven, into the living hell of the First World War During the Boer War, Joseph, her illegitimate eldest son, fought as a European, but this time he is determined to enlist in the Maori Battalion, despite his growing attraction for his childhood friend, Erin As loyalties within the Murdoch clan are divided, and the war takes Tamar and Andrew s only daughter far from her sheltered upbringing, the people and experiences their children encounter will shape the destiny of the Murdoch clan for generations to come.

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    About Deborah Challinor


    1. Born in Huntly, she holds a PhD in New Zealand history from the University of Waikato Challinor has worked as a fulltime writer and historian since 2000.Primarily known for her historical novels, Deborah Challinor s first published books were non fiction history books, including the best selling Grey Ghosts New Zealand Vietnam Vets Talk About Their War Hodder Moa Beckett, 1998.Her first historical novel, Tamar, was published in 2002 and has been reprinted six times Tamar is set in Auckland, Hawke s Bay and South Africa and covers the period from 1879 until the Boer War The series continues with White Feathers 2003 and Blue Smoke 2004.Union Belle 2005 tells the love story of a young woman caught up in the 1951 waterfront strike, and Kitty 2006 is set in the Bay of Islands in nineteenth century New Zealand Both novels have been at the top of the New Zealand fiction bestseller list.Attention to historical detail is an important part of writing for Challinor I base my novels on actual historical events, and it s very important to me to research those events in depth and to present them accurately, she says.Reviewing Union Belle in North and South magazine in April 2005, Warwick Roger commented that You can smell the beer and cigarette smoke in the public bar of the Huntly Hotel, hear the band at the Saturday night dances at the miner s hall it s a book I kept sneaking back to whenever I had a spare quarter hour, eager to advance the story Fire HarperCollins, 2007 , Challinor s seventh novel, is set in Auckland during the hype leading up to the royal visit of 1953, but is based on the Ballantyne s department store fire of 1947 in Christchurch A powerful and dramatic story of passion, ambition and greed, it became a number one bestseller.Amber, the sequel to Kitty, was published later in 2007 and also became a bestseller Amber opens in New Zealand in 1945, on the eve of the Northern War in the Bay of Islands, in which Kitty is caught up Sent to Auckland away from the fighting, Kitty encounters an orphaned part Maori girl she names Amber Together they return to the Bay of Islands, where both Kitty must risk her own life to save Amber s Isle of Tears HarperCollins NZ Ltd, 2009 is a story about 14 year old Scottish immigrant Isla McKinnon and her younger brothers and sister When they are orphaned they are adopted by Taranaki Maori and become caught up in the wars in Taranaki, the Waikato and the Bay of Plenty.A revised edition of Challinor s Grey Ghosts HarperCollins NZ was published in 2009 This edition included a new chapter on how the New Zealand Vietnam veteran community has fared since the book was first published in 1998.


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    1. Joseph Deane had been droving in Australia when he decided to return to his home of Kenmore in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. He had something to tell his parents – something he knew they wouldn’t be happy with. Joseph had fought in the Boer War; now he was determined to enlist in the Maori Battalion and join the latest war hovering over Europe; World War I. Joseph was right – his mother Tamar, father Kepa and step-father Andrew were horrified at his plans. But Tamar knew his mind wouldn’t be [...]

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    2. This is the second of 3 books in this series. I got all 3 at a garage sale and cannot put them down. The first one is called "Tamar" and tells of a young woman coming from Cornwall to N.Z. in the 1800's. The current one deals with the First World War where Tamar's children are either fighting or nursing. Their youngest boy Ian has just got killed where I am at the moment. The third one "Blue Smoke" deals from the Hawkes Bay earthquake to the end of the Second World War where Tamar passes. Fantas [...]

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    3. Purchased at Borders closing down sale. This is the 2nd in a series of 3 so I will be looking for No1 and no 3 as I do my roundsI wished that i had waited to find the first in the series. Although I did enjoy the book, I feel I would have enjoyed it more had I known the whole backstory of the characters that was set in Tamar. I will continue to lookout for it

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    4. Book 2 in the Children of war trilogy.Based during world war 1 follows the family story that started in book 1 Tamar.Once again loved it and would recommend.

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    5. Thoroughly enjoyed the second book, almost as much as the first one. Looking forward to starting book three today!

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    6. The second story of Tamar and her family. I felt this story was mostly Joseph's story but it included all of the Murdoch Children and their personal conflicts during the First WW. So many heart strings pulled as the trials and truths of war are brought to life.A job well done by Deborah Challinor. I loved this story as much as the first.Recently I met an old woman in a Dr's surgery in Sydney, and she told me her life's history and of her nursing years spent as a Scottish nurse in Alexandria. So [...]

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    7. Not bad, but I was expecting more story relating directly to Tamar, but instead got stories about her family and their wartime experiences. Wouldn't rave about it but it filled in a space where there were no other books to read at the time.

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    8. This is the second book of this trilogy. However, after reading this book, I just give up, not worth to finish this family saga.

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    9. Another great read from Deborah Challinor, thoroughly enjoyed it! Looking forward to the final installment.

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    10. Enjoyed reading the second part of the trilogy, ready for part 3 now

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    11. Tamar was a great story and this picks up the lives of all the characters through war and the return home.

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    12. I really enjoyed this. Very interesting to read about New Zealand's involvement in WWI.

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    13. loving the story of tamar and her family cant wait to start last instalment

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    14. I really enjoyed this. I love series that span generations. I learnt a lot about war time also. Great read.

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    15. Great heartfelt story . Filled with lots of history.

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