- Paperback: 362 pages
- Publisher: Jazz Monkey Publications (20 February 2020)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1925786706
- ISBN-13: 978-1925786705
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 531 g
- Customer Reviews: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 99,686 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Kim Kelly is the author of eight novels exploring Australia and its history, including the acclaimed Wild Chicory, The Blue Mile, and UK Pigeonhole favourite, Paper Daisies. Her stories shine a bright light on some forgotten corners of the past and tell the tales of ordinary people living through extraordinary times. With warmth and lyrical charm, Kim leads her readers into difficult terrain, exploring themes of bigotry, class conflict, disadvantage and violence in our shared history - issues that resonate through the social and political landscape of Australia and the world today. A widely respected book editor and literary consultant by trade, stories fill her everyday - most nights, too - and it's love that fuels her intellectual engine. Love between lovers, friends, strangers; love of country; love of story. In fact, she takes love so seriously she once donated a kidney to her husband to prove it, and also to save his life. Originally from Sydney, today Kim lives on a small rural property in central New South Wales just outside the tiny gold-rush village of Millthorpe, where the ghosts are mostly friendly and her grown sons regularly come home to graze.
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Reviewed in Australia on 20 February 2020
Kim Kelly is adept at turning a slice of little-known history into a vivid and enthralling tale. ‘Walking’, based on a true story, is a tale of romance, intrigue and bigotry among Sydney orthopaedic surgeons during the time of the First and Second World Wars. I raced through it, enjoying the intertwining tales of Lucy, a young physiotherapist and Hugo, a brilliant surgeon who is shunned by the medical establishment. Kim has clearly done her research – the descriptions of surgery in this period were fascinating. It’s a romping, riveting, historical feast, full of drama and passion. I loved it.