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Kitty

(2006)
(The first book in the Kitty / Smuggler's Wife series)
A novel by

 
 
When 18-year-old Kitty Carlisle's father dies unexpectedly in Norfolk in 1838, Kitty and her mother are left impoverished. After Kitty is discovered in a compromising position with an unscrupulous adventurer, her reputation is left in shreds. In desperation, her mother banishes Kitty to the colonies in disgrace, under the guardianship of her dour missionary uncle and his long-suffering wife. Against the backdrop of the wild and unruly Bay of Islands in the period leading up to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, Kitty meets and falls in love with Ryan Farrell, a rude, aloof and atheistic ships captain. When she discovers he is also a gun runner, her loyalties are torn and her tempestuous nature leads to an estrangement. The path to true love is tortuous, involving rampaging Maori war parties, illicit sexual liaisons and incarceration in Sydney's Hyde Park Barracks, forgery, betrayal and death at sea. A tempestuous romance and a lively adventure with a fiery and memorable heroine, Kitty is a stand-alone novel, with potential as an ongoing saga of love and adventure on the high seas in the Pacific of the 1800s, by one of our leading historical novelists.

Genre: Historical

Used availability for Deborah Challinor's Kitty

Paperback Editions

September 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Kitty
Author(s): Deborah Challinor
ISBN: 1-78782-147-1 / 978-1-78782-147-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: F A Thorpe (Publishers) Ltd
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April 2015 : New Zealand Paperback
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Title: The Smuggler's Wife - Kitty (Book 1)
Author(s): Deborah Challinor
ISBN: 1-77554-963-1 / 978-1-77554-963-5 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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January 2009 : New Zealand Paperback
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Title: Kitty
Author(s): Deborah Challinor
ISBN: 1-86950-783-5 / 978-1-86950-783-1 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins New Zealand
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Audio Editions

January 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Kitty: 1
Author(s): Deborah Challinor
ISBN: 1-4607-9106-1 / 978-1-4607-9106-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/HarperCollins audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Kitty: 1
Author(s): Deborah Challinor
ISBN: 1-4607-9107-X / 978-1-4607-9107-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/HarperCollins audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Kitty
Author(s): Deborah Challinor
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


December 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Kitty
Author(s): Deborah Challinor
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Kitty
Author(s): Deborah Challinor
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Kitty
Author(s): Deborah Challinor
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Kitty (Smuggler's Wife Book 1)
Author(s): Deborah Challinor
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU