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Lilian Turner Lilian Turner i(A32452 works by) (birth name: Lilian Watnall Burwell) (a.k.a. Lilian Irene Turner; Lilian Thompson; Lilian Wattnall Turner; Lilian Wattnall Burwell Turner)
Also writes as: Regan ; Talking Oak ; Mrs F. Lindsay Thompson
Born: Established: 21 Aug 1867 Lincoln, Lincolnshire,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 25 Aug 1956 Turramurra, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1880
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1 1 y separately published work icon Two Take the Road Lilian Turner , London Melbourne : Ward, Lock , 1931 Z1277604 1931 single work children's fiction children's romance
1 A Last Rose of Summer Lilian Turner , 1931 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australasian , 17 January vol. 130 no. 4280 1931; (p. 36-37)
1 3 y separately published work icon There Came a Call Lilian Turner , London Melbourne : Ward, Lock , 1930 Z1284960 1930 single work novel romance young adult
1 y separately published work icon Lady Billie Lilian Turner , London Melbourne : Ward, Lock , 1929 Z1457151 1929 single work children's fiction children's
1 1 y separately published work icon Ann Chooses Glory Lilian Turner , London Melbourne : Ward, Lock , 1928 Z1263778 1928 single work novel romance young adult Ann is housekeeper, motor mechanic, and anaesthetist to a country doctor and his orphaned daughters.
1 y separately published work icon Nina Comes Home Lilian Turner , London Melbourne : Ward, Lock , 1927 Z1457141 1927 single work novel young adult

Nina, just home from school, is met with mysterious trouble at home, to the detriment of the whole family's happiness.

1 Left Lilian Turner , 1927 single work short story
— Appears in: The Bulletin (Xmas edition) , 10 December 1927; (p. 15)
1 y separately published work icon The Happy Heriots Lilian Turner , London Melbourne : Ward, Lock , 1926 Z1457120 1926 single work children's fiction children's

'The happy Heriots are seven in number, not including father and mother, and we make their acquaintance in a couple of chapters which graphically portray the humors and vexations incidental to the home-moving of such a large family. The happiness referred to in the title consists in their having exchanged semi-detachment in a busy Sydney suburb for a house further outstanding in its own five acres. Here  Mr. Heriot is able toindulge his love of birds and animals, his wife recovers her lost health, and the young people behave like children in real life, even when adventures comes to them, and some thing approaching tragedy.'

Source:

'The Happy Heriots', World's News, 6 November 1926, p.14.

1 y separately published work icon Jill of the Fourth Form Lilian Turner , London Melbourne : Ward, Lock , 1924 Z1284511 1924 single work children's fiction children's
1 1 y separately published work icon Peggy the Pilot Lilian Turner , London Melbourne : Ward, Lock , 1922 Z849498 1922 single work novel young adult
1 y separately published work icon Rachel Lilian Turner , Liverpool : Books Limited , 1920 Z1457138 1920 single work novel young adult romance
1 y separately published work icon The Noughts and Crosses Lilian Turner , London Melbourne : Ward, Lock , 1917 Z1457102 1917 single work novel young adult

'Judge Lynn, a widower, the father of six 'Noughts and Crosses,' whom he rules with much sternness and little affection — dealing out punishment swiftly and surely — announces to the group of offenders one day his intention of marrying again.

The principal role, however, is not given to the second Mrs. Lynn, but to the career of Mona in particular, who sways the rebels, and rather an unusual situation is created for her by the authoress when she is betrothed to her step-mother's own brother, also a widower with two young children. It would seem then that the story will develop into a matrimonial problem hingeing on the disparity in years between the bridegroom and his bride, respectively 43 and I7, but the authoress preserves all the ideals of youth. Although Mona marries for pure adventure she eventually finds more than 'wisdom with the years.' She finds love in a brief realisation, and her stepchildren possessed a mother who was "childish enough to be a child; with them, and yet — oh, blissful state of things — old enough to be their mother!"'

Source:

'Australian Authors', Graphic of Australia, 8 March 1918, p.13.

1 3 y separately published work icon War's Heart Throbs Lilian Turner , London Melbourne : Ward, Lock , 1915 Z494984 1915 single work novel young adult

'A somewhat shiftless and discontented girl becomes an active recruiting agent, and uses her influence in a way which shows what a good many others might do if they went the right way to work. In describing how this is done, the writer tells us a capital story, or, at all events, part of one, for we all lay down the book with the hope that we have not heard the last of the heroine or of the man she has had most influence of all on. Books like this are, of course, sought after and read eagerly just now when the war is in everyone's mind, and it is, therefore, all the more to be thankful for that they are healthy in tone, and must do good to the cause we all have at heart.'

Source:

'War's Heart Throbs' [review], The World's News, 6 November 1915, p.29. (Via Trove Australia.)

1 2 y separately published work icon The Girl from the Back-Blocks Lilian Turner , London Melbourne : Ward, Lock , 1914 Z497503 1914 single work novel young adult
2 2 y separately published work icon Stairways to the Stars Lilian Turner , London Melbourne : Ward, Lock , 1913 Z102933 1913 single work novel young adult

Coming-of-age story focused on three sisters.

1 2 y separately published work icon Written Down Lilian Turner , London Melbourne : Ward, Lock , 1912 Z175567 1912 selected work short story
2 1 y separately published work icon April Girls Lilian Turner , London : Ward, Lock , 1911 Z534141 1911 single work novel young adult
3 2 y separately published work icon Three New Chum Girls Lilian Turner , London Melbourne : Ward, Lock , 1910 Z18541 1910 single work novel young adult
1 Budge and the Tiger Lilian Turner , 1910 single work short story
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 18 May vol. 80 no. 2102 1910; (p. 16)
1 The Battle i "We played in our back paddock,", Lilian Turner , 1910 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 6 April vol. 80 no. 2096 1910; (p. 16)
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