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Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 48 Shades of Brown
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An award-winning young adult novel that explores themes of identity, adolescent alienation and the rites of passage. Australian teenager Dan Bancroft had a choice to make: go to Geneva with his parents for a year, or move into a house with his bass-playing aunt Jacq and her beautiful friend Naomi. He chooses the latter, and spends his last year of high school living with twenty-two-year-old Jacq. He develops a crush on Naomi, whose active lovelife is audible through the wall between their bedrooms.

Ages 15+.

(Source: Trove)

Adaptations

y separately published work icon 48 Shades of Brown Philip Dean , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press La Boite Theatre , 2001 Z920516 2001 single work drama young adult humour
form y separately published work icon 48 Shades Daniel Lapaine , ( dir. Daniel Lapaine ) 2006 Australia : Prima Productions , 2006 Z1293937 2006 single work film/TV humour Sixteen year old Dan must choose between going to Geneva with his parents for a year or moving into a house with his young Aunt Jacq and her roommate, Naomi. He chooses the latter and, in his final year of school, has to come to terms with survival in an adult world and falling in love for the first time.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1999 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      ISBN: 0140287698
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2004 .
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      Extent: 289p.
      ISBN: 0143002201
    • Boston, Massachusetts,
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      Americas,
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      Graphia ,
      2004 .
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      Extent: 274p.
      ISBN: 0618452958
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Walker Books [London] ,
      2005 .
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      Extent: 254p.
      ISBN: 0744556406
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2006 .
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      Extent: 288p.
      ISBN: 9780143005933; 0143005936
Alternative title: A barna 48 árnyalata
Language: Hungarian

Other Formats

  • The '48 Shades Virtual Tour' was available at http://www.nickearls.com/browntour.html (sighted 21/05/10; not available 24/01/12)
  • Braille
  • Sound recording.

Works about this Work

The Write Stuff Phil Brown , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 June 2014; (p. 4-5)
'Nick Earls returns to his comedic roots in a nostalgic novel that mines the angst of living in the 21st century...'
Untitled Jean Yates , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Books from Our Backyard : Must-Read Books from Queensland 2006; (p. 86)

— Review of 48 Shades of Brown Nick Earls , 1999 single work novel
Author Comes Out of the Shade Andree Stephens , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 August 2006; (p. 23-24)
Mature Face of Aussie Lad Lit Dan Silkstone , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 15 July 2006; (p. 12)
Nick Flick Hope Dianne Butler , Guy Mosel , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 December 2004; (p. 40)
Untitled Margot Nelmes , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 43 no. 4 1999; (p. 37)

— Review of 48 Shades of Brown Nick Earls , 1999 single work novel
Untitled Jane Connolly , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 14 no. 4 1999; (p. 36)

— Review of 48 Shades of Brown Nick Earls , 1999 single work novel
Untitled Stephen Blankendaal , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 14 no. 1 2000; (p. 14-15)

— Review of 48 Shades of Brown Nick Earls , 1999 single work novel
Untitled Jean Yates , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Books from Our Backyard : Must-Read Books from Queensland 2006; (p. 86)

— Review of 48 Shades of Brown Nick Earls , 1999 single work novel
If You Can't Beat 'EM Jenny Pausacker , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 September 1999; (p. 14)

— Review of More than a Game Peter McFarlane , 1999 single work novel ; Tyro David McRobbie , 1999 single work novel ; 48 Shades of Brown Nick Earls , 1999 single work novel ; Borrowed Light Anna Fienberg , 1999 single work novel
CBC Acceptance Speeches : Nick Earls Nick Earls , 2000 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 44 no. 4 2000; (p. 3)
Queensland : A Book One day, Movie the Next 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 August 2004; (p. 24)
Nick Flick Hope Dianne Butler , Guy Mosel , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 December 2004; (p. 40)
Mature Face of Aussie Lad Lit Dan Silkstone , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 15 July 2006; (p. 12)
Author Comes Out of the Shade Andree Stephens , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 26 August 2006; (p. 23-24)
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